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The Media and the Tourist Imagination: Converging Cultures

The Media and the Tourist Imagination: Converging Cultures
 

Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, this book explores the interactions between tourism and media practices within a contemporary culture in which the consumption of images has become increasingly significant.

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ISBN 9780415326261
Barcode 9780415326261
Published 16 June 2005 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback, New edition
Author(s) Edited by Crouch, David
Edited by Jackson, Rhona
Edited by Thompson, Felix
Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
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ISBN-13 9780415326261
ISBN-10 0415326265
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 16 June 2005
International Publication Date 1 February 2005
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) Edited by Crouch, David
Edited by Jackson, Rhona
Edited by Thompson, Felix
Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
Category Media Studies
Tourism Industry
Number of Pages 252
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 386g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Tourism., Popular culture., Mass media.
NBS Text Communication & Media
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 338.4791
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Tourism studies and media studies both address key issues about how we perceive the world. They raise acute questions about how we relate local knowledge and immediate experience to wider global processes, and they both play a major role in creating our map of national and international cultures. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, this book explores the interactions between tourism and media practices within a contemporary culture in which the consumption of images has become increasingly significant. A number of common themes and concerns arise, and the contributions included are divided between those: - written from media studies awareness perspective, concerned with the way the media imagines travel and tourism - written from the point of view of the study of tourism, considering how tourism practices are affected or altered by the media - that attempt a direct comparison between the practices of tourism and the media. Incorporating case study material from England, the Caribbean, Australia, the US, France and Switzerland, this significant text, ideal for students of culture, media and tourism studies, discusses tourism and the media as separate processes through which identity is constructed in relation to space and place.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'A ground-breaking collection that brings forth new ideas for the critical analysis of the interface between tourism and media studies.' - Kevin Hannam, University of Sunderland, UK<br><br>'This thought-provoking volume diversely maps the overlapping contours of the real and imaginary domains of tourism and media, and the complex landscapes we navigate on journeys through screens, sounds and scenery.' - Mark Neumann, University of South Florida, USA

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Author's Bio

David Crouch is Professor of Cultural Geography, Tourism and Leisure, and Rhona Jackson and Felix Thompson are Lecturers in Film and Television Studies at The University of Derby.

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