Staging Tourism

Author: Jane Desmond
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226143767
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From Shamu the dancing whale at Sea World to Hawaiian lu'au shows, Staging Tourism analyzes issues of performance in a wide range of tourist venues. Jane C. Desmond argues that the public display of bodies—how they look, what they do, where they do it, who watches, and under what conditions—is profoundly important in structuring identity categories of race, gender, and cultural affiliation. These fantastic spectacles of corporeality form the basis of hugely profitable tourist industries, which in turn form crucial arenas of public culture where embodied notions of identity are sold, enacted, and debated. Gathering together written accounts, postcards, photographs, advertisements, films, and oral histories as well as her own interpretations of these displays, Desmond gives us a vibrant account of U.S. tourism in Waikiki from 1900 to the present. She then juxtaposes cultural tourism with "animal tourism" in the United States, which takes place at zoos, aquariums, and animal theme parks. In each case, Desmond argues, the relationship between the viewer and the viewed is ultimately based on concepts of physical difference harking back to the nineteenth century.

Tourism The Experience Of Tourism

Author: Stephen Williams
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415243742
Size: 11.34 MB
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This collection of key articles from the most influential journals and books in the field examines what social scientists mean by the term tourism, and what it means to be a tourist. Carefully selected and introduced by the editor, this material charts the sociological changes that have occurred in tourism, and the change from the upper-class grand tours of the late nineteenth-century to the mass tourism of the present day. The collection also assesses the economic impacts of tourism on local economies, environmental considerations, and whether the growth of tourism is sustainable in a post-September 11th world. "Tourism: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences" is an accessible and comprehensive resource designed for academics and scholars researching in tourism, globalization, and human geography.

Opening Acts

Author: Judith Hamera
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412905589
Size: 11.81 MB
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Opening Acts: Performance in/as Communication and Cultural Criticism offers new, rigorous ways to analyze communication and culture through performance. Editor Judith Hamera, along with a distinguished list of contributors, provides students with cutting-edge readings of everyday life, space, history, and intersections of all three, using a critical performance-based approach. This text makes three significant contributions to the field - it familiarizes readers with the core elements and commitments of performance-based analysis, links performance-based analysis to theoretical and analytical perspectives in communication and cultural studies, and provides engaging examples of how to use performance as a critical tool to open up communication and culture. offers new, rigorous ways to analyze communication and culture through performance. Editor Judith Hamera, along with a distinguished list of contributors, provides students with cutting-edge readings of everyday life, space, history, and intersections of all three, using a critical performance-based approach. This text makes three significant contributions to the field - it familiarizes readers with the core elements and commitments of performance-based analysis, links performance-based analysis to theoretical and analytical perspectives in communication and cultural studies, and provides engaging examples of how to use performance as a critical tool to open up communication and culture.

Events Tourism Essentials

Author: Lynn Van der Wagen
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU
ISBN: 9781442538405
Size: 14.62 MB
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Events and Tourism Essentials allows for completion of dual qualifications in Certificate III in Tourism and Certificate III in Events. The contents directly relate to competency units with industry examples providing application to match examination requirements as well as competency units. This resource is accompanied by a Teacher’s Resource Kit containing worksheets with multiple choice, short answer, worksheets, extension activities, assessment tasks, solutions, chapter review answers, mind map summaries and solutions.

Tourismus Und Mobile Freizeit

Author: Roman Egger
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783738685930
Size: 17.69 MB
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Hat die Spaßgesellschaft ausgelacht und hat die Krise der Wirtschaft und der Werte sämtliche Lebensstrukturen durchdrungen, sodass schon aus psychohygienischen Gründen eine permanente Ablenkung erforderlich wird, um das Leben durchzustehen? Oder haben sich die Gewichte einfach so verschoben, dass Arbeit oder besser sinnstiftende Arbeit ihren Stellenwert zurückbekommen hat und sich in den Arbeitsprozessen heutzutage mehr Entfaltungsmöglichkeiten bieten, sich Arbeit und Freizeit also nicht mehr als Antipoden einander gegenüberstehen, sondern eher ineinander greifen? Sind Urlaubs- und Ferienzeiten einfach dadurch geprägt, dass man sich von Routinen befreit bewegen kann und das möglichst weit weg oder man an solche Orte reist, die der Anmutung von Paradiesen entsprechen, Heterotope mit Glückseligkeits¬versprechen, wohl wissend, dass es sich nur um ein zeitweiliges Abtauchen in solche Glücksräume handeln kann? Oder suchen wir nur nach Phasen der Ruhe, weil der kinetische Overkill zu einer Überhitzung des Systems Mensch führt, Kopf- wie Atemlosigkeit die Sinne benebeln und das Kontrastprogramm in einem demonstrativ rasenden Stillstand besteht, in Zeiträumen, in der Zeit keine dominierende Rolle spielt? Es sich leisten können, sich im Lotussitz niederzu¬lassen und die Augen auf die Ewigkeit zu richten – wäre das eine Alternative zu den Millionen Stunden verlorener Zeit in den Wartehallen der Flughäfen und im Stau auf Autobahnen? Die dramatischen Veränderungen in unseren Gesellschaften während der letzten Jahrzehnte haben Arbeit und Freizeit entgrenzt und ent¬koppelt, eigene und doch ineinander verzahnte Bereiche geschaffen. Was können wir erwarten und welche Aussichten ergeben sich im Kontext von Klimawandel, demographi¬schen Verschiebungen, der Beschleunigung des Lebens durch die Entwicklung der Technik – das sind entscheidende Fragen für den Tourismus- und Freizeitmarkt der Zukunft.

Authenticating Ethnic Tourism

Author: Dr. Philip Feifan Xie
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 9781845412050
Size: 14.35 MB
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This book represents a shifting of emphasis away from the discourse of authenticity to the process of authenticating ethnic tourism. It focuses upon what authentication is, how it works, who is involved, and what the problems are in the process. By using the study of folk villages on Hainan Island, China, the book suggests that authenticity evolves from a static into a more dynamic concept, which can be formulated according to the different stages of development relating to all the stakeholders involved. Authentication is an interactive process in which a balance of forces defines a state of equilibrium. The book uncovers some interesting findings that will significantly contribute to the literature on ethnic tourism in developing areas.

Reading Tourism Texts

Author: Sabrina Francesconi
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 9781845414290
Size: 17.21 MB
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This volume explores the relationship between tourism and travel texts and contemporary society, and how each is shaped by the other. A multimodal analysis is used to consider a variety of texts including novels, brochures, blogs, websites, radio commercials, videos, postcards and authentic tourist pictures and their meaning-making dynamics within the tourism discourse. The book looks at the ways in which these different texts have influenced how tourists and travellers have been viewed over time and how we envision ourselves as tourists or travellers. It puts forward multimodal analysis as the best framework for exploring the semiotic potential of these texts. Including examples from the UK, Malta, Canada, New Zealand, India, Jamaica and South Africa, this volume will be useful for researchers and students in tourism studies, communication and media studies and applied linguistics.