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Being and Dwelling through Tourism An anthropological perspective

By Catherine Palmer Copyright 2018
    184 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    184 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Much of the existing literature seeks to make sense of tourism based on singular approaches such as visuality, identity, mobility, performance and globalised consumption. What is missing, however, is an overarching framework within which these valuable approaches can be located. This book offers one such framework using the concept of dwelling taken from Heidegger and Ingold as the starting point from which to consider the interrelatedness of being, dwelling and tourism.

    The anthropological focus at the core of the book is infused with multidisciplinary perspectives that draw on a variety of subjects including philosophy, material cultural studies and cultural geography. The main themes include sensuous, material, architectural and earthly dwelling and each chapter features a discussion of the unifying theoretical framework for each theme, followed by an illustrative focus on specific aspects of tourism.

    This theoretically substantive book will be of interest to anyone involved with tourism research from a wide range of disciplines including anthropology, sociology, geography, cultural studies, leisure studies and tourist studies.

    Chapter 1 Being and Dwelling; Chapter 2 Sensuous Dwelling; Chapter 3 Material Dwelling; Chapter 4 Architectural Dwelling; Chapter 5 Earthly Dwelling; Chapter 6 Being, Dwelling and Thinking


    Catherine Palmer, PhD, MA, BSc (Hons) is a social anthropologist at the University of Brighton, UK. She is the joint book series editor for the Routledge Advances in Tourism Anthropology. Her publications and research interests encompass identity, heritage and materiality; post-conflict / memorial landscapes; cultures of the coast / seaside; embodiment and the lived experience.