Tourists and Tourism
Identifying with People and Places
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Tourists and Tourism by Simone Abram
Book DescriptionThe fact that tourism is a major global industry forecast to continue its dramatic growth well into the twenty-first century is often cited as a rationale for its analysis. However, while the connection between individual locations and the world's global markets is an obvious product of tourism, the heart of the tourist experience is the construction of identity: the relation of the traveller to resident populations; the participants' views of themselves and others; tourists' search for authenticity and their testing of boundaries.This book significantly furthers current debates on tourism by asking important and vexing questions about the nature of the tourist experience: 'folk museums' that forget many of the 'folk' who live in the areas represented; the environments and events that are shaped to meet the 'imagined dreams' of tourist spectators; the categorization of visitors and returnees who take up residence and participate in the construction of 'local' identities; the evolving meanings associated with indigenous culture, tradition, heritage, representation, reality and authenticity. In renegotiating the definitions of tourism for the new millennium, this book represents a major contribution to an emerging and highly topical area of study.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859739006
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Tourists and Tourism, Paperback (June 1997)» View all books by Simone Abram
This volume considers the meanings behind the phenomena called "tourism", the interactions between people labelled "tourists" and the people and places they visit. By focusing on the negotiation of "identity", the symbolic aspects of tourism rituals can be understood.
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Author Biography - Simone Abram
Simone Abram Lecturer,University of Sheffield Jackie D. Waldren University of Oxford Don Macleod Independent Scholar
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