9780761967606

Tourism : An Introduction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780761967606

  • ISBN10:

    0761967605

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-04-22
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
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Summary

'Argued with a real verve, it makes a plea to rethink the role of tourism in modernity seeing it not as a fleeting and marginal element, but as something enduring, emblematic and constitutive of contemporary society. Tourism is seen as a key element of modern life, not an escape from it' - Mike Crang, Department of Geography, University of Durham Tourism is a rapidly growing area of student enrolment. Lecturers and students who have waited patiently for an up-to-date, lucid and indispensable teaching and research text, need wait no more. This book is a matchless guide to understanding the theory, practice, development and effects of tourism. Tourism: An Introduction: - equips students with a critical perspective of the central processes of tourism and the relationship between tourism and culture - places tourism at the heart of modern life rather than as a peripheral feature added on after work - illuminates the relationship between tourism and nation formation, citizenship, consumerism and globalization - reveals the ritual, performative and embodied dimensions of tourist experience This book offers readers a major synthesis of modern thought on tourism. It breaks the mould of approaching tourism as a self-contained, compartment of contemporary life and treats it as a major and exciting cultural phenomenon. This is a landmark work in the study of tourism. Adrian Franklin is the editor of the acclaimed journal Tourist Studies (SAGE Publications).

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: QUESTIONS AND SCOPE
What Is Tourism?
The Foundations and Traces of Modern Tourism
Elaborations of Tourism
PART TWO: OBJECTS AND RITUALS
Tourist Objects, Tourist Rituals
Objects and Rituals of Seaside
Objects and Rituals of Heritage
PART THREE: THE EMBODIED TOURIST
Tourisms of Body and Nature
Sex and Tourism
Conclusion
A World of Tourism

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