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Culture and Society in Tourism Contexts Vol: 17

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05 Nov 2012
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
300 pages - 156 x 234 x 20mm
Tourism Social Science Series


This book strives to understand the social and cultural dynamics in Mediterranean tourism destinations through ethnographic examples and case studies from places including Greece, Spain, Morocco, Croatia, Lebanon, France, and Crete. Exploring themes such as globalization, cosmopolitanism, leisure mobilities, power, and late capitalism, this volume analyzes the blurring edges of tourism and migration, the role the former plays in the dialogical construction of cultural identities, or how the interconnection between each of the diverse residing sociocultural groups influences the relation with other groups. The work of several social scientists, from different interdisciplinary backgrounds, over numerous years is documented using multiple research techniques to observe cultures and societies as they occur in daily practices. This analysis discovers how tourism characterizes the daily lives of social groups living in tourists' destinations and how it offers a distinctive sense of collective memories, thus unfolding cultures and societies in tourism contexts.
Preface. Introduction. Chapter 1 Instrumental Cosmopolitanism: The “Valorization” of Heritage and Sociality in Mediterranean Cities. Chapter 2 Touring the Frontier: Reinventing the Eastern Adriatic for Tourism. Chapter 3 When the Desirable and the Feasible Converge Through Tourism Space. Chapter 4 Negotiating Marrakech: Postcolonial Travels in Morocco. Chapter 5 Building Tourism in Costa Blanca: Second Homes, Second Chances?. Chapter 6 Across Social Categories and Boundaries: Transnational Mobilities and Interculturality. Chapter 7 Borders of (In)visibility in the Greek Aegean. Conclusion: Sociocultural Nature and Context of Tourism. References. About the Authors. Culture and Society in Tourism Contexts. Tourism Social Science Series. Tourism Social Science Series. Copyright page.

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