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Author O'Dell, Tom.

Title Spas : the cultural economy of hospitality, magic and the senses / Tom O'Dell
Published Lund : Nordic Academic Press, ©2010
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Description 1 online resource (160 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Summary From 17th-century Sweden to the present time, this remarkable volume provides a historical perspective on the manner in which hospitality has developed from a private right and obligation to a commercialized product. Examining the ways religion, belief, and notions of health and wellness have been intertwined in the world of spas, this account argues for an appreciation of the role that magic, serenity, and rejuvenation play as a facilitator of economic processes and as a source of perceptions of health. Aimed at advanced students and scholars, this record will interest those in the fields of anthropology, hospitality, and sociology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-160)
Subject Health resorts.
Health resorts.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010516194
ISBN 9185509817