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Tourism, Consumption and Representation

Tourism, Consumption and Representation

Narratives of Place and Self

Edited by K Meethan, University of Plymouth, UK, A Anderson, University of Plymouth, UK, S Miles, University of Plymouth, UK

September 2006 / Hardback / 320 Pages / 9780851996783 £80.00 / €101.95 / $150.00
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Main Description

This book addresses the practices of consumption in tourism, a major theme in the sociology of tourism. To date, most tourism analysis has tended to concentrate on the production of tourist space, and assume that tourism consumption simply mirrors the intentions of the producers. By focussing on a number of relevant sub-themes, such as age, gender, religion and sexual orientation, the chapters within this book critically examine such assumptions in terms of the interplay between the production and consumption of tourist spaces, and how patterns of tourism consumption are negotiated on an individual level.

  • I: Editor's preface, K Meethan, A Anderson, and S Miles
  • 1: Introduction: Narratives of Place and Self, K Meethan
  • 2: Disjunctures in Nationalist Rhetoric at Ireland's Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre, S L Camp, Stanford University, USA
  • 3: Ruining the Dream? The Challenge of Tourism at Angkor, Cambodia, T Winter, Stokenham, UK
  • 4: Archaeology Under the Canopy: Imagining the Maya of El Pilar, A Ford and M Havrda, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • 5: Sensing Place, Consuming Space: Changing Visitor Experiences of the Great Barrier Reef, C Pocock, James Cook University, Australia
  • 6: Production and Consumption of Wildlife Icons: Dolphin Tourism at Monkey Mia, Western Australia, A J Smith, D Lee and D Newsome, Murdoch University, Australia, and N Stoeckl, James Cook University, Australia
  • 7: Teppich-Swingers and Skibums: Differential Experiences of Ski Tourism in the Tirolean Alps, J McGibbon, St Anton am Arlberg, Austria
  • 8: Consuming Images: Young Female Japanese Tourists in Bali, Indonesia, M Toyota, Asia Research Institute, Singapore
  • 9: Gender Creation in Travelling, or the Art of Transforming an Adventures, T Elsrud, Kalmar University, Sweden
  • 10: More than just a Tourist: Distinction, Old Age and the Selective Consumption of Tourist Space, C Oliver, Cambridge University, USA
  • 11: Consuming Pleasures: Package Tourists in Mallorca, H Andrews, Liverpool John Moore's University, UK
  • 12: Narratives of Sexuality, Identity and Relationships in Leisure and Tourism places, A Pritchard, and N Morgan, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
  • 13: Ethnic Tourism and National Identity: The Contest for St. Patrick's Day, Montserrat, J Skinner, The Queen's University Belfast, UK
  • 14: Selling Celtic Cornwall: Changing Markets and Meanings?, A Hale, Plantaton, USA
  • 15: Creating the Tourist Destination: Narrating the 'Undiscovered' and the Paradox of Consumption, R Voase, Huddersfield, UK

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