"Although scholars working at the intersection of critical tourism and borderlands studies may be interested in the volume as a whole, academics in other fields are more likely to be drawn to selected chapters. Social scientists will appreciate the analyses of the co-production of tourism and physical space found in "Enclaves," while humanities specialists will find "Imaginaries" of particular relevance." - Nicole Currier, H-Borderlands, H-Net Reviews. July, 2019.
"This is an important cross-disciplinary collection of essays that tackles one of the most significant of contemporary scholarly subjects: the construction of a global landscape of post-Fordist tourist utopias. The authors in this wonderful volume provide vivid examples of these contradictory extra-territorial 'spaces of exception' framed by Tim Simpson's lucid theoretical delineation of 'tourist utopology.' This book will be of great interest to sociologists, anthropologists and geographers, as well as to urbanists, planners, designers, and architects." - Miodrag Mitrasinovic, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at Parsons The New School for Design
"Theoretically informed and imaginatively argued, Tourist Utopias excavates a history of utopian urbanity since Thomas More by focusing on new global utopias envisioned by the colluding forces of transnational corporations, city-states, emerging nations, post-Socialist and post-capitalist states, intent on creating ideal enclaves that cater to a new breed of 21st century mobile consumers."
-- Panivong Norindr, author of Phantasmatic Indochina