Contemporary Music Tourism: A Theory of Musical Topophilia, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Contemporary Music Tourism

A Theory of Musical Topophilia, 1st Edition

By Leonike Bolderman


168 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2020-01-30
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This book explores the growing phenomenon of music tourism – the phenomenon of people visiting places because of a connection with music. Asking how an abstract art form such as music can lead to tourism and how the popularity of music tourism in contemporary culture might be explained, it presents a comparative study of musical tourism in various locations across Europe, in relation to a range of musical genres. Based on empirical case studies, Contemporary Music Tourism lays the foundation for a general theoretical grounding of music tourism as a research field and as such, will appeal to scholars of geography, sociology, tourism, cultural studies and music.

Table of Contents

1. Music, Place and Tourism

2. Musical Topophilia

3. Sharing Songs On Hirakata Square. On Music Listening And Imagining Place

4. Have You Found What You’re Looking For? Analyzing Tourist Experience and Identity

5. There Is Just Such A Mental Buzz! Music Workshops, Place and Belonging

6. The Value of Music Tourism

About the Author

Leonieke Bolderman is Assistant Professor Cultural Geography and Tourism Geography and Planning at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Her research concerns the role and meaning of music heritage and tourism in urban and regional development, on which she has published in various journals and edited volumes.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General