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Travels in paradox : remapping tourism

Author: Claudio Minca; Tim Oakes
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2006.
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"This innovative volume focuses on tourism through the twin lenses of cultural theory and cultural geography. Presenting a set of innovative case studies on tourist places around the world, the contributors explore the paradoxes of the tourist experience and the implications of these paradoxes for our broader understanding of modern identity as simultaneously grounded and mobile. The book examines how tourism  Read more...
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Travels in paradox.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2006
(OCoLC)607857199
Online version:
Travels in paradox.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2006
(OCoLC)609233397
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claudio Minca; Tim Oakes
ISBN: 0742528758 0742528766 9780742528758 9780742528765
OCLC Number: 62421241
Description: xi, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Places and performances / John Urry --
Introduction: traveling paradoxes / Claudio Minca, Tim Oakes --
Sensing tourist spaces / Tim Edensor --
Circulation and emplacement: the hollowed-out performance of tourism / Mike Crang --
Itineraries and the tourist experience / Ning Wang --
Heimat tourism in the countryside: paradoxical sojourns to self and place / Soile Veijola --
Three trips to Italy: deconstructing the new Las Vegas / Pauliina Raento, Steven Flusty --
Tourist places and negotiating modernity: European women and romance tourism in the Sinai / Jessica Jacobs --
Re-inventing the "square": postcolonial geographies and tourist narratives in Jamaa el Fna, Marrakech / Claudio Minca --
Portable autonomous zones: tourism and the travels of dissent / Steven Flusty --
Terror and tourism: charting the ambivalent allure of the urban jungle / Kathleen M. Adams --
Get real! On being yourself and being a tourist / Tim Oakes.
Responsibility: edited by Claudio Minca and Tim Oakes.
Local System Bib Number:
312633

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This book marks the coming-of-age of new narratives of tourism, travel, and place. Each chapter is a vital part of a whole that presents an exciting new field of research and a set of compelling Read more...

 
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