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Title The Routledge international handbook of walking / edited by C. Michael Hall, Yael Ram & Noam Shoval
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
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Series Routledge international handbooks
Routledge international handbooks.
Contents Health, well-being and psychology -- Rambling on : exploring the complexity of walking as a meaningful activity / Kirsty Finnie, Tania Wiseman & Neil Ravenscroft -- Life-changing walks of mid-life adults / Robert Saunders, Betty Weiler & Jennifer Laing -- Walking to promote increased physical activity / Ian Patterson, Shane Pegg & Wan Rabiah Wan Omar -- Taking the first step : from physical inactivity towards a healthier lifestyle through leisure walking / Miia Grénman & Juulia Räikkönen -- Dog walking in urban greenspaces / Giovanna Bertella -- Walkable places for visitors : assessing and designing for walkability / Yael Ram & C. Michael Hall -- Walking on the shoulders of giants : historical mountain trails as management tools? / Daniel Svensson, Sverker Sörlin, Annika Dahlberg, Peter Fredman, & Sandra Wall-Reinius -- Wayfinding design for rural flânerie in France / Hélène Ducros -- Community benefits from walking tourism in western Norway / Merete Kvamme Fabritius -- When walking is no longer possible : investigating crowding and coping practices in urban tourism using commented walks / Monika Popp -- Assessing the walkability of urban public space with GIS technology : the hidden dimensions of security and community heritage / Peter Schofield, Adele Doran & Ray Nolan -- Developing a spatial pattern analysis method for evaluating trails in the mountains : the case of Beban Pass in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina / Marisol Vereda & María Laura Borla -- Improving the walkability of the Camino / Xosé Somoza-Medina & Rubén Camilo Lois González -- Walk on : conclusions and the future / C. Michael Hall & Yael Ram
Introduction : walking : more than pedestrian / C. Michael Hall, Yael Ram & Noam Shoval -- Walking in the capitalist city : on the socio-economic origins of walkable urbanism / Anja Hälg Bieri -- Radical twenty-first century walkers and the romantic qualities of leisure walking / Phil Smith -- Long-distance walking in films : promises of healing and redemption on the trail / Warwick Frost & Jennifer Laing -- Walking as pedagogy / Karein K. Goertz -- Walking in Germany : between recreation and ideology / Dirk Reiser & Vanessa Jansen-Meinen -- Walking and art : perambulating pleasures / Ray Boland & Bryan Wheeler -- Dog walking as a leisure activity / Yoshitaka Iwasaki -- Walking in Switzerland : urban and not so leisurely / Derek P.T.H. Christie, Emmanuel Ravalet & Vincent Kaufmann -- Purposeful leisure mobilities : reframing the walk to school / Debbie Hopkins & Sandra Mandic -- Spiking : the quest for challenge and meaning among hikers / Ron McCarville & Chantel Pilon -- On the beaten track : how do narratives from organised hiking differ from "real" hiking narratives? / Outi Rantala & Seija Tuulentie -- Comparisons between hikers and non-hikers in Iceland : attitudes, behaviours and perceptions / Anna Dóra Saeþórsdóttir, C. Michael Hall & Þorkell Stefánsson -- Passeggiata nuova : social travel in the era of the smartphone / Andrew Mondschein -- Walking online : a netnography of China's emerging hiking communities / Alexandra Witte & Kevin Hannam -- Hiking trails and pilgrimage routes -- Hut-to-hut-hiking trails : a comparative analysis of popular hiking destinations / Sven Gross & Kim Werner -- Taking you home : the Masar Ibrahim al-Khalil in Palestine / Rami Isaac -- The Wales Coast Path : the world's first national coastal footpath / Stephen Miles -- Improving the experience quality of hiking trails : a setting-experience-relationship approach / Diana Müller, Heinz-Dieter Quack, Kathrin Schumacher, Franziska Thiele -- Hikers preferences and dmo strategies : contrasting perspectives and conflicting views? / Ingeborg M. Nordbø -- Re-signifying smuggling : cross-border walking trails as a tourist experience in the Spanish-Portuguese border / Heriberto Cairo & María Lois -- The solo-hike : a journey of distance and closeness / Hannelene Schilar -- Walking to care : pilgrimage as slow tourism development Kumano-kodo pilgrimage, Wakayama, Japan / Kumi Kato -- Hindu pilgrimage in India and walkability : theory and praxis / Subhajit Das & Manirul Islam
Summary "Walking is an essentially human activity. From a basic means of transport and opportunity for leisure through to being a religious act, walking has served as a significant philosophical, literary and historical subject. Thoreau's 1851 lecture on Walking or the Romantic walks of the Wordsworths at Grasmere in the early 19th Century, for example, helped create a philosophical foundation for the importance of the act of walking as an act of engagement with nature. Similarly, and sometimes inseparable from secular appreciation, pilgrimage trails provide opportunities for finding self and others in the travails of the walk. More recently, walking has been embraced as a means of encouraging greater health and well-being, community improvement and more sustainable means of travel. Yet despite the significance of the subject of walking there is as yet no integrated treatment of the subject in the social science literature.? This handbook therefore brings together a number of the main themes on the study of walking from different disciplines and literatures into a single volume that can be accessed from across the social sciences. It is divided into five main sections: culture, society and historical context; social practices, perceptions and behaviours; hiking trails and pilgrimage routes; health, well-being and psychology; and method, planning and design. Each of these highlights current approaches and major themes in research on walking in a range of different environments. This handbook carves out a unique niche in the study of walking. The international and cross-disciplinary nature of the contributions of the book are expected to be of interest to numerous academic fields in the social and health sciences, as well as to urban and regional planners and those in charge of the management of outdoor recreation and tourism globally."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Fitness walking.
Pedestrian areas.
Pedestrian facilities design.
Fitness walking.
GAMES -- Gambling -- Sports.
Pedestrian areas.
Pedestrian facilities design.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Business Aspects.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Sports.
Form Electronic book
Author Hall, Colin Michael, 1961- editor.
Ram, Yael, editor.
Shoval, Noam, editor.
ISBN 1315638460
Other Titles International handbook of walking