Being and Dwelling through Tourism: An anthropological perspective, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Being and Dwelling through Tourism

An anthropological perspective, 1st Edition

By Catherine Palmer

Routledge

174 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

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.

About the Series

New Directions in Tourism Analysis

New Directions in Tourism Analysis
Although tourism is becoming increasingly popular as both a taught subject and an area for empirical investigation, the theoretical underpinnings of many approaches have tended to be eclectic and somewhat underdeveloped. However, recent developments indicate that the field of tourism studies is beginning to develop in a more theoretically informed manner, but this has not yet been matched by current publications. The aim of this series is to fill this gap with high quality monographs or edited collections that seek to develop tourism analysis at both theoretical and substantive levels using approaches which are broadly derived from allied social science disciplines such as Sociology, Social Anthropology, Human and Social Geography, and Cultural Studies. As tourism studies covers a wide range of activities and sub fields, certain areas such as Hospitality Management and Business, which are already well provided for, would be excluded. The series will therefore fill a gap in the current overall pattern of publication. Suggested themes to be covered by the series, either singly or in combination, include - consumption; cultural change; development; gender; globalisation; political economy; social theory; sustainability.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS081000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism