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David Harrison

A sociologist/anthropologist of development, David Harrison is Professor of Tourism at Middlesex University, London and is especially interested in tourism’s impacts in islands and small states. He was previously Head of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji and before then held positions at London Metropolitan University and the University of Sussex in the U.K. David has researched and written about tourism’s impacts in Eastern Europe, Southern Africa, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and most recently, in Pacific Islands. He is author of The Sociology of Modernization and Development (1988), many peer-reviewed articles, and editor and co-editor of numerous books on tourism, including Tourism and the Less Developed Countries (1992) and Tourism and the Less Developed World (2001). Most recently, with Stephen Pratt, he co-edited Tourism in Pacific Islands (2015). He is currently focusing on the international linkages brought about by mass tourism.

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