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Tourists and Tourism By Simone Abram

Tourists and Tourism by Simone Abram

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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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Tourists and Tourism: Identifying with People and Places by Simone Abram

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.

Tourists and Tourism Reviews

'The contributors to this volume are all pressing for more profound and textured understandings of the interaction between tourists and the places and people visited than is the ordinary fare found in the growing body of literature on responsible tourism.'World Views'This volume can be recommended in helping to both broaden and deepen our understanding of the social and cultural terms of engagement of the tourism process.'Journal of Sustainable Tourism'Provides a valuable contribution to the development of a qualitative tradition in tourism studies. [...]It breaks down many of the stereotypes that continue to dog the subdiscipline, and empirically it provides an excellent variety of case studies.'The Sociological Review'The authors of this book each challenge conventional notions of what identity is, revealing the multitude of identities that are shaped by and shape tourism encounters. They raise new questions about relationships in tourism and help to further our conc

About Simone Abram

Simone Abram Lecturer,University of Sheffield Jackie D. Waldren University of Oxford Don Macleod Independent Scholar

Table of Contents

Contents: Simone Abram Jacqueline Waldren, Introduction -- Tamara Kohn, Island Involvement and the Evolving Tourist -- Simone Abram, Performing for Tourists in Rural France -- Jacqueline Waldren, We Are Not Tourists: We Live Here -- Sara Cohen, More than the Beatles: Popular Music, Tourism and Urban Regeneration -- Connie Zeanah Atkinson, Whose New Orleans? Musics Place in the Packaging of New Orleans for Tourism -- Hazel Tucker, The Ideal Village: Interactions through Tourism in Central Anatolia -- Donald V.L. Macleod, Alternative Tourists on a Canary Island -- Niels Sampath, Mas Identity: Tourism and Global and Local Aspects of Trinidad Carnival -- Ken Teague, Representations of Nepal -- Michael Hitchcock, Nick Stanley Siu King Chung, The Southeast Asian Living Museum and its Antecedents -- Mark Nuttall, Packaging the Wild: Tourism Development in Alaska

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Tourists and Tourism: Identifying with People and Places by Simone Abram
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