Tourist Cultures: Identity, Place And The Traveller by Stephen WearingTourist Cultures: Identity, Place And The Traveller by Stephen Wearing

Tourist Cultures: Identity, Place And The Traveller

byStephen Wearing, Deborah Stevenson, Tamara Young

Paperback | November 25, 2009

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Sharp, engaging, and relevant Tourist Cultures presents valuable critical insights into tourism-arguing that within the imagined real spaces of the traveler self it becomes possible to envision tourist cultures and futures that will empower and engage.This volume presents a framework for understanding tourism which is subject-centered, dynamic, and capable of dealing with the complexity of contemporary tourist cultures. The book argues that tourists are not passive consumers of either destinations or their interpretations. Rather, they are actively occupied in a multi-sensory, embodied experience. It delves into what tourists are looking for when they travel, be they on a package tour, or immersing themselves in the places, cultures, and lifestyles of the exotic. Tourism is examined through a consideration of the spaces and selves of travel, exploring the cultures of meaning, mobilities, and engagement that frame and define the tourist experience and traveler identities.This book draws on the explanatory traditions of sociology, human geography, and tourism studies to provide useful insights into the experiential and the lived dimensions of tourism and travel. Written in an accessible and engaging style, this is a welcome contribution to the growing literature on tourism and will be important reading for students in a range of social science and humanities courses.
Title:Tourist Cultures: Identity, Place And The TravellerFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:184 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:9.1 × 6.1 × 0.5 inPublished:November 25, 2009Publisher:Sage PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0761949984

ISBN - 13:9780761949985

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing The Cultures of Tourism Understanding Tourism From Flâneur to Choraster? Tourism, Experience and Space The Structure of Tourist Cultures Part I: Tourist SelvesChapter 2: The Tourist Experience Functions and Formulations Typologies of Experience Authenticities and Alternatives Chapter 3: Tourism and Identity Time to Escape Identity and the Traveller Self Stories and Narratives Chapter 4: Encountering the Other (Inter)Cultural Dominance Hosts and Guests Gender, Sex and Tourism Part II: Tourist's SpacesChapter 5: The Landscapes of Tourism Tourist Cultures, Tourist Space Touring Nature Cityscapes of Travel Chapter 6: Global Tourism, Local Cultures Valuing the Local Backpackers and Global Wanderers Hybrid Travel Cultures Chapter 7: Tourism, Space and Representation Image, Memory and Imagination Post-tourism and Beyond 'Thirdspace' of the Traveller Self Chapter 8: Conclusion