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Tourism in Global Society: Place, Culture, Consumption

Kevin Meethan
Format
Book
Published
New York : Palgrave, 2001.
Language
English
ISBN
0333760573 (cloth), 0333760581
Contents
  • 1 Theorising Tourism 1
  • Introduction: why theory? 1
  • Conceptualising modernity 6
  • Tourist spaces of modernity 9
  • Theorising tourism and modernity 11
  • Plan of the book 13
  • 2 Creating Tourist Spaces: from Modernity to Globalisation 16
  • Restructuring space 17
  • Revitalising urban space 20
  • Postmodernism, place and aesthetics 25
  • Globalisation 33
  • A symbolic economy of space 36
  • 3 Tourism Development and the Political Economy 41
  • Tourism: modernisation or underdevelopment? 42
  • Globalisation and economic deregulation 49
  • Tourism multinationals 50
  • Mediating globalisation: power and policies 53
  • Localising development 56
  • 4 Tourism: Modernity and Consumption 66
  • Production--Consumption 68
  • Marketing and niches 72
  • Control or choice? 74
  • Consuming gaze? 81
  • Narratives of place and consumption 84
  • 5 Authenticity and Heritage 90
  • Authenticity, alienation and the 'exotic other' 91
  • Tradition and heritage 95
  • Imagined pasts, imagined places 98
  • Politics of heritage 99
  • Global heritage 102
  • More than entertaining nostalgia? 104
  • Consuming heritage: places and objects 107
  • 6 Whose Culture? 114
  • Culture 115
  • Global culture? 117
  • Tourism and culture: homogeneity or heterogeneity? 121
  • What is cultural tourism? 127
  • Other people, other cultures 129
  • Politics of cultural tourism 130
  • Conclusion: culture and commodification 135
  • 7 Whose Place? Tourism, People and Change 138
  • Place and identity 139
  • Tourism impacts 143
  • Gender and work 147
  • Creating and maintaining boundaries 151
  • Mediating the boundaries 153
  • Acting it out: ritual, place and tourism 156
  • 8 Place, Culture and Consumption 163
  • Modernity, utopia and dystopia 163
  • Accounting for globalisation 166
  • A symbolic economy of space 168
  • Towards a future research agenda 169.
Description
x, 214 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-207) and index.
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