Dr Kevin Meethan

Dr Kevin Meethan

Honorary Research Fellow IHC

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health and Human Sciences)


1979 - 1982 University of Sussex: BA (Hons) Social Anthropology

1984 - 1989 University of Sussex: PhD. Social Anthropology

1998 University of Plymouth: Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Professional membership

Member of the International Sociological Association

Member of the Market Research Society

Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Roles on external bodies

Vice President  (Publications ) of ISA Research Committee 50, International Tourism
Member of the Royal Anthropological Institute's Research Committee on Tourism
Member of the ESRC Review College;

Member of the editorial board for Cultural Sociology and Tourism Today

Founding editor of the Journal of Tourism Consumption and Practice  http://www.tourismconsumption.org

Teaching interests

Social theory, research methods including visual methods and computer assisted qualititive data analysis, and the sociology of tourism.

Research interests

Tourism, socio-cultural change and global – local relations; the social construction of place; regeneration, cultural policy, art and the creative industries; internet use, identity and diasporas; history social memory and biography; tourism and embodiment; the use of new technologies as research methodology, especially photography and visual research methods. These interests encompass both regional/national and international elements.




Key publications are highlighted

Meethan KF 2010 'Touring the Other: Buffalo Bill's Wild West in Europe' Journal of Tourism History 2, (2) 117-132
Meethan K, Anderson A & Miles S 2006 Tourism, consumption and representation: Narratives of place and self. CABI
Meethan KF 2012 'Walking the Edge: Towards a visual ethnography of beachscapes' in Andrews H; Roberts L Liminal Landscapes: Travel, Experience and Spaces In-between London Routledge
Meethan KF 2011 'Narrating and Performing Tourist Space: Notes toward some conceptual and methodological issues' in Mansfield C; Seligman S Narrative and the Built Heritage VDM Verlag Dr Muller 129-140
Meethan KF 2010 'Dubai: ‘An Exotic Destination with a Cosmopolitan Lifestyle.’' in Mosedale J Political Economy and Tourism: A Critical Perspective London Routledge
Meethan KF 2010 'Rural Tourism Policy in the UK' in Nigam D; Narula VK Rural Tourism: Emerging Issues & Challenges New Delhi Shree Publishers
Busby G & Meethan KF 2008 'Cultural Capital in Cornwall: Heritage and the Visitor' in Payton P Cornish Studies Sixteen Exeter Exeter University Press 146-166
Meethan KF 2008 'Remaking Time and Space: Genealogy, history and the internet' in Guelke J; McIlraith T; Timothy D Aldershot Ashgate
Meethan KF 0 'Tourism, Individuation and Space' in Wilson J New Perspectives in Tourism Geographies London Routledge