Tourism Consumption and Representation: Narratives of Place and Self

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Kevin Meethan, Alison Anderson, Steven Miles
CABI, 2006 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
This book addresses the practices of consumption in tourism, a major theme in the sociology of tourism. To date, most tourism analysis has tended to concentrate on the production of tourist space, and assume that tourism consumption simply mirrors the intentions of the producers. By focusing on a number of relevant sub-themes, such as age, gender, religion and sexual orientation, the chapters within this book critically examine such assumptions in terms of the interplay between the production and consumption of tourist spaces, and how patterns of tourism consumption are negotiated on an individual level.

 

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Contents

Narratives of Place and Self
1
2 Disjunctures in Nationalist Rhetoric at Irelands Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre
24
3 Ruining the Dream? The Challenge of Tourism at Angkor Cambodia
46
Imagining the Maya of El Pilar
67
Changing Visitor Experiences of the Great Barrier Reef
94
Dolphin Tourism at Monkey Mia Western Australia
113
Differential Experiences of Ski Tourism in the Tirolean Alps
140
Young Female Japanese Tourists in Bali Indonesia
158
Distinction Old Age and the Selective Consumption of Tourist Space
196
Package Tourists in Mallorca
217
12 Narratives of Sexuality Identity and Relationships in Leisure and Tourism Places
236
the Contest for the Commodification and Consumption of St Patricks Day Montserrat
253
Changing Markets and Meanings?
272
Narrating the Undiscovered and the Paradox of Consumption
284
Index
301
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9 Gender Creation in Travelling or the Art of Transforming an Adventuress
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S. Miles, all at University of Plymouth.

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