Music And Tourism: On the Road Again by Chris Gibson

Music And Tourism: On the Road Again

byChris Gibson, John Connell

Paperback | February 22, 2005

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Music and Tourism is the first book to comprehensively examine the links between travel and music. It combines contemporary and historical analysis of the economic and social impact of music tourism, with discussions of the cultural politics of authenticity and identity. Music tourism evokes nostalgia and meaning, and celebrates both heritage and hedonism. It is a product of commercialisation that can create community, but that also often demands artistic compromise. Diverse case studies, from the USA and UK to Australia, Jamaica and Vanuatu, illustrate the global extent of music tourism, its contradictions and pleasures.
Chris Gibson is Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. His research interests combine creative industries, tourism and cultural identities. He has written several books on music, including (Routledge, 2003), and Deadly Sounds, Deadly Places:Aboriginal Music in Australia (UNSW Press, 2004)....
Title:Music And Tourism: On the Road AgainFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:312 pages, 9.25 X 6.15 X 0.61 inShipping dimensions:312 pages, 9.25 X 6.15 X 0.61 inPublished:February 22, 2005Publisher:Channel View PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:187315092X

ISBN - 13:9781873150924

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Table of Contents

1. Tourism and Music
2. Virtual Tourism
3. Musical Landscapes, Tourist Sites
4. Music in the Market: Economy, Society and Tourism
5. Music, Tourism and Culture: Authenticity and Identity
6. On The Road Again: Nostalgia and Pleasure
7. Festivals: Community and Capital
8. Conclusion: Final Notes

Editorial Reviews

This book is a useful addition to the literature and a pleasure to read. As most academics love to read and music is the food of love, read and enjoy.

- Richard Butler, University of Strathclyde, in Annals of Tourism Research 33 (2)