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TGI Open Access Books Series

Ecosystems and
Resources Management

Volume 1

Edited by: Hasrat Arjjumend

ISBN: 978-1-7778455-0-6


Copyright © Contributors & Hasrat Arjjumend, 2023

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Chapter 23 Overview Contents

Postmodern Transformations of Tourism Development

Alla Pecheniuk*1, Alla Kiziun2

1Department of Economy, Entrepreneurship, Trade & Exchange Activities, Podillia State University, st. Shevchenko, 13, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine.

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2Department of Tourism, Hotel & Restaurant Business, Vinnytsia Institute of Trade and Economics, State University of Trade and Economics, 87 Soborna Street, Vinnytsia, Ukraine.

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This chapter examines contemporary scientific approaches to the issues of postmodern transformations of rural tourism development. The contradictions between the present postmodern society and the information-technological development of the rural areas in Ukraine are highlighted. Evidently, Ukraine does not fully use the new opportunities that emanate as a result of globalization of an economy. The main indicators of postmodern influences, such as informational and technological, political, social, socio-cultural, and personal (psychological), are earmarked featured. The characteristics of evolving social relations are also determined as pre-modern (archaic), modern and postmodern relations in the societies in particular context of tourism development. The factors influencing the postmodern tourism consumerism include the awareness of the social crisis, escape from reality, mundane avoidance, search for the self and self-realization, overcoming psychological trauma, the illusion of involvement in certain processes, positioning oneself with the upper class, new experience, and information society.


Postmodern society; Rural tourism; Postmodern tourism; Postmodern transformations


Pecheniuk, A. and Kiziun, A. (2023). Postmodern Transformations of Tourism (Chapter.23). In Hasrat Arjjumend (ed.), Mountain Ecosystems and Resources Management, vol. 1, pp.417-430.  Montreal/Vancouver, Canada: The Grassroots Institute. eISBN: 978-1-7778455-0-6 Doi:

Open Access. Copyright © 2023 the author(s), published by The Grassroots Institute. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution- Non Commercial - No Derivatives 4.0 International License. This work was first published as an article in the JPG journal of the same publisher with Doi:

Edited by Dr. Hasrat Arjjumend

About the Author(s)

Dr. Alla Pecheniuk is the Chairperson of the NGO "Institute of Socio-Economic Regional Studies", and an Associate Professor a Higher Educational Institution «Podillia State University», Ukraine. She is also the Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Policy & Governance and Member of the Editorial Board of Grassroots Journal of Natural Resources. Her core research addresses the general policy of development, economic assessment of tourist infrastructure facilities, agrarian issues, social entrepreneurship, etc. She is an invited expert at various levels of government: from national to local, and an Expert at the European Commission. She is Member of the Coordination Council of Public Activists under the Mayor of Kamianets-Podilskyi in Ukraine. Her practical recommendations are used in the activities of local self-government bodies (e.g. Kamianets-Podilskyi City Territorial Community), Podilski Tovtry National Park, National Historical and Architectural Reserve "Kamenetz", etc. She positions international cooperation as an important issue, with her openness to new knowledge and experience.

Dr. Alla Kiziun is Associate Professor of Geography and Chair of the Tourism, Hotel and Restaurant Business Department at the Vinnytsia Institute of Trade and Economics of State University of Trade and Economics, Ukraine. In 1991, she graduated from Vinnytsia State Pedagogic University named after N. Ostrovskyj in Geography and Biology. She is currently working on doctoral dissertation on the topic: ‘Extreme Tourism in Podillia: formation, structure, prospects’. Since 2021, he has been a member of the Hospitality Industry Association of Ukraine. Areas of ​​her research interests are optimization of the use of natural resources in the context of tourism development, integration processes in the tourism industry.

About this book

Open Access

In the captivating pages of "Mountain Ecosystems & Resources Management", readers embark on an insightful journey through the intricate world of mountain ecosystems and the essential strategies for responsible resource management. This book serves as an enlightening guide for understanding the unique dynamics of these awe-inspiring landscapes and the challenges they face in an ever-changing world. Through a harmonious blend of scientific exploration and practical approaches, this research-based literary expedition unveils the delicate balance between human development and the preservation of these remarkable ecosystems.

Spanning 24 chapters, the book first delves into the enchanting beauty and biodiversity of mountain ecosystems. This section not only highlights the intrinsic value of these ecosystems but also sheds light on their vulnerability to climate change and human activities. Moving forward, the book meticulously dissects resource management strategies that hold the key to sustaining the delicate equilibrium of mountain environments, through capturing the topics of Mountain Agrobiodiversity, Mountain Forests, Mountain Watersheds, River Basin Management, Ecotourism, Animal Genetic Diversity, Mountain Identity, Environmental Psychology and Mountain Policies. Thus, whether it is water resources crucial for downstream communities, sustainable tourism that respects local cultures, or responsible land use planning, the book offers a wealth of insights to empower policymakers, environmentalists, and local communities alike.

Overall, the narrative transcends from theory to action as the book presents inspiring case studies of successful resource management initiatives from around the globe. These stories of collaboration, innovation, and resilience demonstrate that a harmonious coexistence between humans and mountain ecosystems is not only attainable but also imperative for a sustainable future. "Mountain Ecosystems & Resources Management" serves as a beacon of knowledge, guiding readers toward a deeper appreciation of these majestic landscapes and inspiring them to become stewards of their preservation. As we stand at a crossroads of environmental consciousness, this book paves the way for informed decisions that will safeguard these natural treasures for generations to come.

About the Editor

Hasrat Arjjumend


  • Mountains
  • Mountain Ecosystems
  • Natural Resources
  • NRM
  • Mountain Agrobiodiversity
  • Mountain Forests
  • Mountain Watershed
  • River Basin Management
  • Ecotourism
  • Mountain Biodiversity
  • Mountain Landscape
  • Climate Change
  • Animal Genetic Diversity
  • Mountain Identity
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Mountain Policies


Arjjumend, H. (ed.) (2023). Mountain Ecosystems and Resources Management, vol. 1, Montreal, Canada: The Grassroots Institute, eISBN: 978-1-7778455-0-6. Doi:

Table of Contents

Preface / Foreword
Chapter 1 Introduction
Hasrat Arjjumend
Chapter 2 Applying the Landscape Services Concept in Landscape Research: A Review
Sining Zhang
Chapter 3 Mountain Biodiversity in Romania
Daniela Antonescu
Chapter 4 Fish Diversity of Hill Streams of South Kamrup, Assam, India
Ellora Choudhury, Saibal Sengupta
Chapter 5 Mountain Forests: Challenges and Management
Hyunshik Moon, Tamirat Solomon
Chapter 6 Dynamics of Grassland Vegetation Composition across different Land-use Types on the Qinghai Tibet Plateau: Implications to Combat Grassland Degradation
Moses Fayiah, ShiKui Dong, Roberto Xavier Supe Tulcan, Sanjay Singh, Muthu Rajkumar, Sallay Saccoh, Rebecca Bockarie
Chapter 7 Understanding the Nexus of Climate Change and Migration: A Case of Dhye Peoples from Upper Mustang, Nepal
Pragya Sherchan
Chapter 8 Integrated Management of Land, Water and Bioresources for Sustainable Agriculture in North Eastern Region of India
Chapter 9 Integrated River Basin Management: Lessons Learned from the Nepal Himalaya
Prakash Singh Thapa, Sunita Ranabhat, Kishor Aryal, Bindu Ghimire, Kabi Raj Khatiwada
Chapter 10 Agrobiodiversity Indicators and Measurement using R
Bal Krishna Joshi
Chapter 11 Agrobiodiversity and Natural Resource Management in Traditional Agricultural Systems of Northeast India
Wishfully Mylliemngap
Chapter 12 Ecosystem Services to Support the Diversification of Agricultural Production
Alla Pecheniuk, Valentyna Borkovska, Andrii Pecheniuk, Iryna Mushenyk
Chapter 13 Indigenous Seeds, Seed Selection and Seed Bank for Sustainable Agriculture
Bal Krishna Joshi
Chapter 14 Enhancing Farmers’ Seed Systems through Empowerment of Women: A Case Study from mountain areas of SW China
Yanyan Zhang, Xin Song, Yiching Song, Milin Tian
Chapter 15 Issues of Declining Livestock Breeds: Revisiting Domestic Animal Diversity in Pastoral Systems
Saverio Krätli
Chapter 16 Study on the Diversity of Products Obtained from Sheep in the Current Bioeconomy Context
Lavinia Udrea, Gabriela Teodorescu, Sînziana Venera Morărita, Ivona David
Chapter 17 Camel Systems and Pastoralists’ Lifestyle in Semi-Deserts and Mountains: Constraints and Challenges
Ayman Balla Mustafa, Asim Faraz
Chapter 18 Trends and Patterns of Scientific Publishing during 1990-2020 on Conservation Genetics in Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest
Marcos Vinicius Bohrer Monteiro Siqueira, Gustavo Reis de Brito, Marcela Aparecida de Moraes Silvestre
Chapter 19 Mountain Identity and Development Aspirations
Elena Konstantinidou, Konstantinos Moraitis
Chapter 20 Psychological Discourse in Building the Environmental Consciousness in Special Context of Carpathian Mountains
Olena Khrushch, Yuliya Karpiuk
Chapter 21 Collective Ecological Consciousness from the Prism of Psychological Indicators
Olena Khrushch, Oksana Fedyk, Yuliya Karpiuk
Chapter 22 United Nations Mountain Agenda, the Mountain Partnership and Related Regional Mechanisms
Rosalaura Romeo
Chapter 23 Postmodern Transformations of Tourism Development in Mountains
Alla Pecheniuk, Alla Kiziun
Annexure List of Reviewers
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Grassroots Institute
  • Copyright Year: 2023
  • Audience: Natural Resources Scientists, Social Scientists, Policy Analysts, etc.
  • Keywords: Mountains; Mountain Ecosystems; Natural Resources; NRM; Mountain Agrobiodiversity; Mountain Forests; Mountain Watershed; River Basin Management; Ecotourism; Mountain Biodiversity; Mountain Landscape; Climate Change; Animal Genetic Diversity; Mountain Identity; Environmental Psychology; Mountain Policies
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