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Tourists and Tourism
By Simone Abram

Tourists and Tourism

Identifying with People and Places

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Tourists and Tourism by Simone Abram

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The 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 Details

ISBN: 9781859739006
ISBN-10: 1859739008
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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