• 237 Citations
20082019
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Research interests

Born in Palestine, Rami Isaac did his undergraduate studies in The Netherlands, graduate studies in the U.K. and has earned his PhD from University of Groningen, in Spatial Sciences, in The Netherlands. He is currently a senior lecturer in tourism teaching at the undergraduate as well as postgraduate levels at the Academy for Tourism at the NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands.

In addition, he is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management at Bethlehem University, Palestine. He was the external assessor of Bethlehem TEMPUS (2004-2006) curriculum development project in Palestine in the field of pilgrimage, tourism and cultural industries.

Currently he is the President of the Research Committee 50 on International Tourism, International Sociologist Association ISA (2014-2018).

His research interests in the area of tourism development and management, critical theory,  and political aspects of tourism. He published numerous articles and book chapters on tourism and political (in)stability, occupation, tourism and war, dark tourism, violence and transformational tourism.

 

Subjects

Politics, conflict, heritage, dark tourism, destination management, critical theory, planning and development.

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Research Output 2008 2019

The actualization of the critical impulse in critical theory : dialogical rationality around Rachel`s tomb in Bethlehem, Palesine

Isaac, R. & Platenkamp, V., 2019, In : Tourism Analysis. 24, 1, p. 101-113 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Tourism and hospitality in conflict-ridden destinations

Isaac, R. (ed.), Cakmak, E. (ed.) & Butler, R. (ed.), 2019, Abingdon: Routledge. 312 p. (Contemporary geographies of leisure, tourism and mobility)

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingScientificpeer-review

Dionysus versus Apollo: an uncertain search for identity through dark tourism- Palestine as a case study

Isaac, R. & Platenkamp, V., 2018, The Palgrave handbook for dark tourism studies. Stone, P., Hartman, R., Seaton, T., Sharpley, R. & White, L. (eds.). London: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 211-226 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

From pilgrimage to 'Dark' Tourism: new concepts to old problems (keynote speech)

Isaac, R., 15 Feb 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperOther research output

7 Citations (Scopus)

Holocaust concentration camp memorial sites: an exploratory study into expected emotional response

Nawijn, J., Isaac, R., Gridnevskiy, K. & van Liempt, AAG., 2018, In : Current Issues in Tourism. 21, 2, p. 175-190

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities 2011 2018

The Journal of Tourism and Peace Research (Journal)

Isaac, R. (Editor)
2011

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Journal of Politics and Law (Journal)

Isaac, R. (Editor)
2011

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Journal of Politics and Law (Journal)

Isaac, R. (Editor)
2012

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Walled town: the case of Bethlehem

Isaac, R. (Speaker)
2012

Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

The Journal of Tourism and Peace Research (Journal)

Isaac, R. (Editor)
2012

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Press / Media

Winterzon nergens zo goedkoop als in Egypte

R Isaac

17/11/15

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

The politics of Dark Tourism

R Isaac

1/01/15

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Projects 2018 2018

Research study on Overtourism: impacts and possible policy responses

Peeters, P., Gössling, S., Klijs, J., Milano, C., Novelli, M., Dijkmans, C., Eijgelaar, E., Hartman, S., Heslinga, J., Isaac, R., Mitas, O., Moretti, S., Nawijn, J., Papp, B. & Postma, A.

1/07/1831/10/18

Project: Research