IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Sociology of Tourism in Poland


  • Cynarski, Wojciech J.
  • Obodyński, Kazimierz


The authors outline the problems which concern Polish sociologists of tourism. In the perspective of sociology of tourism they analyze the Works of Polish theoreticians and researchers with special attention to the humanistic current of research on tourism and travel. From the humanistic and cultural point of view arises the question of accepted paradigms, methodology, definitions and terminology. From this very perspective the cited concepts and works are important for the sociology of tourism or – more generally – for the humanistic theory of tourism as well as they are useful for tourist practice. They introduce content significant for contemporarily realized multidirectional cultural dialogues, for which the catalyst (as well as the effect) is tourism. In the discussed exemplary manuscript the proposal of the ‘sociology of tourism’ has been formulated in the perspective of general ‘theory of tourism’. Included here critical review of this monograph concerns especially the language of terms. Interpretation of various dimensions and problems of sociology of tourism has to be accompanied by unified terminology, and that has not been realized in the discussed book. The basic knowledge about socio-cultural aspects of tourism should be followed by the analyses of the phenomenon of tourism in multidimensional, socio-cultural context. Unfortunately, systematic approach is not yet a common paradigm (Obodyński and Cynarski, 2003; Obodyński and Cynarski, 2004) and the works of Polish scientists is not known well enough.

Suggested Citation

  • Cynarski, Wojciech J. & Obodyński, Kazimierz, 2007. "Sociology of Tourism in Poland," MPRA Paper 25382, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 27 Dec 2007.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:25382

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    File Function: original version
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    sociology of tourism; theory of tourism; Polish theoreticians;

    JEL classification:

    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • M1 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:25382. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Joachim Winter) or (Rebekah McClure). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.