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Seductions of Place: Geographical Perspectives on Globalization and Touristed Landscapes
 

Seductions of Place: Geographical Perspectives on Globalization and Touristed Landscapes (Paperback)

By Lew, Alan A.
Edited by Cartier, Carolyn

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Cartier and Lew's informative book explores contemporary issues in travel and tourism and human geography, and the complex cultural, political, and economic activities at stake in touristed landscapes as a result of globalization.

ISBN 9780415192194
Barcode 9780415192194
Published 24 March 2005 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
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Series Critical Geographies
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ISBN-13 9780415192194
ISBN-10 0415192196
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 24 March 2005
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Lew, Alan A.
Edited by Cartier, Carolyn
Series Critical Geographies
Category Tourism Industry
Human Geography
Number of Pages 16
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 612g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Geographical perception, Landscape assessment, Tourism - Social aspects, Human geography, Perception gaeographique
NBS Text Geography
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 306.4819
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The seductiveness of touristed landscapes is simultaneously local and global, as travelled places are formed and reworked by the activities of diverse, mobile people, in their desires to experience situated, sensuous qualities of difference. Cartier and Lew's interesting and informative book explores contemporary issues in travel and tourism and human geography, and the complex cultural, political, and economic activities at stake in touristed landscapes as a result of globalization. This book assesses travel and tourism as simultaneously cultural and economic processes, through ideas about place seduction and the formation of landscapes. Throughout, examples are given from urban and environmental touristed landscapes, from major world cities to tropical islands, and chapter contributions include: * an analysis of the representational character of landscape and the built environment * historic constructions of place seduction * the importance of class, racial, and gender dimensions of place * how mobility and the seduction of place orient identity formation * the environmental impacts of tourism economies. Broad in scope, this book will garner interest from social scientists and humanists alike, who are interested in contemporary debates about place studies, mobility, and the located realities of globalization.

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Author's Bio

Carolyn Cartier is Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Southern California and Alan A. Lew is Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation at Northern Arizona University.

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