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Title Tourism : between place and performance / edited by Simon Coleman and Mike Crang
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (x, 246 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Lists; Preface; Chapter 1 Grounded Tourists, Travelling Theory; Part 1: The Place of Nature; Chapter 2 The Accelerated Sublime: Thrill-Seeking Adventure Heroes in the Commodified Landscape; Chapter 3 The Poetics and Performances of Displacement at the Grand Canyon; Chapter 4 The Scottish Highlands as Spectacle; Part II: Back to the City; Chapter 5 Acting Local: Two Performances in Northern Italy; Chapter 6 'Cose Paesane': Tourist Performances and Contested Localities in the Italian Alps
Chapter 7 Go Athens: A Journey to the Centre of the CityChapter 8 Adventure Tourists and Locals in a Global City; Part III: Distanciated Places; Chapter 9 Welcome to Flinstones-Land: Contesting Place and Identity in Goreme, Central Turkey; Chapter 10 Performing Place: A Hyperbolic Drugstore in Wall, South Dakota; Chapter 11 Farming, Dreaming, and Playing in Iowa: Japanese Mythopoetics and Agrarian Utopia; Part IV: Bring it All Back Home; Chapter 12 The Power of Metaphors in Tourism Theory; Chapter 13 Surrounded by Place: Embodied Encounters; References; Index
Summary Many accounts of tourism have adopted an almost paradigmatic visual model of the gaze. This collection presents an expanded notion of spectatorship with a more dynamic sense of embodied and performed engagement with places. The approach resonates with ideas in anthropology, sociology, and geography on performance, invented traditions, constructed places and traveling cultures. Contributions highlight the often contradictory, contested and paradoxical constructions of landscape and community involved both in tourist attractions and among tourists themselves. The collection examines many diff
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-236)
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Tourism -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Coleman, Simon, 1963-
Crang, Mike.
ISBN 0857457136 electronic bk
157181745X (hbk. : alk. paper)
1571817468 (paperback)
9780857457134 electronic bk
9781571817457 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9781571817464 (paperback)