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Tourism consumption and representation: narratives of place and self.

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This book addresses some new developments in approaches towards tourism analysis that focus on the interface between the production and consumption of tourist space, the narratives that are created around specific sites and specific forms of tourist activity, and the ways in which these are created, picked up, modified and incorporated into the narratives of self-hood that people weave around their lives and the identities of the places in which they live. The 15 chapters in this volume reflect important shifts that have occurred in contemporary society and the tourism studies field. These involve the processes of globalization, leading to increased flows of people and cultures around the world, increased individualism and consumerism and new information technologies. The book draws on a range of examples from Australia, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and Central America. It will be of interest to researchers and students in the fields of tourism, sociology and social anthropology.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 24) Disjunctures in nationalist rhetoric at Ireland's Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre. Author(s): Camp, S. L.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 46) Ruining the dream? The challenge of tourism at Angkor, Cambodia. Author(s): Winter, T.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 67) Archaeology under the canopy: imagining the Maya of El Pilar. Author(s): Ford, A. Havrda, M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 94) Sensing place, consuming space: changing visitor experiences of the Great Barrier Reef. Author(s): Pocock, C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 113) Production and consumption of wildlife icons: dolphin tourism at Monkey Mia, Western Australia. Author(s): Smith, A. J. Lee, D. Newsome, D. Stoeckl, N.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 140) Teppich-swingers and skibums: differential experiences of ski tourism in the Tirolean Alps. Author(s): McGibbon, J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 158) Consuming images: young female Japanese tourists in Bali, Indonesia. Author(s): Toyota, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 178) Gender creation in travelling, or the art of transforming an adventuress. Author(s): Elsrud, T.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 196) More than just a tourist: distinction, old age and the selective consumption of tourist space. Author(s): Oliver, C.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 217) Consuming pleasures: package tourists in Mallorca. Author(s): Andrews, H.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 236) Narratives of sexuality, identity and relationships in leisure and tourism places. Author(s): Pritchard, A. Morgan, N.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 253) Modernist anthropology, ethnic tourism and national identity: the contest for the commodification and consumption of St Patrick's Day, Montserrat. Author(s): Skinner, J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 272) Selling Celtic Cornwall: changing markets and meanings? Author(s): Hale, A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 284) Creating the tourist destination: narrating the 'undiscovered' and the paradox of consumption. Author(s): Voase, R.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Social Research and Regeneration Unit, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2006
  • ISBN
  • 9780851996783
  • Record Number
  • 20063172763