Leisure and Tourism Landscapes : Social and Cultural Geographies book cover
SAVE
$13.39
1st Edition

Leisure and Tourism Landscapes
Social and Cultural Geographies





ISBN 9780415271660
Published December 14, 2001 by Routledge
208 Pages

FREE Standard Shipping
 
SAVE $13.39
was $66.95
USD $53.56

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Preview

Book Description

Increasingly significant as mediators of spatial identity and meaning, leisure, tourism, culture and heritage are only now beginning to be located within the rapidly evolving discourses of poststructuralist geographies.

Exploring the influence of leisure and tourism on the production, representation and consumption of landscape, the first half of this important book focuses on different ways of ‘seeing’ or representing landscape, whereas the second half examines different forms of productive consumption in leisure and tourism. Both symbolic and material spaces of leisure and tourism are also examined in relation to urban and rural landscapes, heritage landscapes, gendered landscapes, and landscapes of sexuality and desire.

With a multidisciplinary approach and a strong theoretical content which builds on poststructuralist theories, this is undoubtedly an important addition to literature in the field.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction, Cara Aitchison, Nicola E. MacLeod, Stephen J. Shaw; Chapter 2 Locating landscapes, Cara Aitchison, Nicola E. MacLeod, Stephen J. Shaw; Chapter 3 Moving landscapes, Cara Aitchison, Nicola E. MacLeod, Stephen J. Shaw; Chapter 4 Valuing the countryside, Cara Aitchison, Nicola E. MacLeod, Stephen J. Shaw; Chapter 5 Representing landscapes, Cara Aitchison, Nicola E. MacLeod, Stephen J. Shaw; Chapter 6 Heritage landscapes, Cara Aitchison, Nicola E. MacLeod, Stephen J. Shaw; Chapter 7 Gendered landscapes, Cara Aitchison, Nicola E. MacLeod, Stephen J. Shaw; Chapter 8 Retrophilia and the urban landscape, Cara Aitchison, Nicola E. MacLeod, Stephen J. Shaw; Chapter 9 Landscapes of desire, Cara Aitchison, Nicola E. MacLeod, Stephen J. Shaw; Chapter 10 Relocating landscapes, Cara Aitchison, Nicola E. MacLeod, Stephen J. Shaw;

...
View More

Author(s)

Biography

Cara Aitchison is Reader in Leisure Policy and Cultural Theory in the Leisure and Sport Research Unit at Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education. Her research and teaching draw on her background in geography, leisure and tourism studies, and gender studies.
Nicola E. MacLeod is Senior Lecturer in Leisure and Cultural Management in the Business School at the University of North London. Her research and teaching are informed by her background in English literature and leisure studies and her current research interests include the interpretation of heritage resources and the development and representation of cultural tourism destinations.
Stephen J. Shaw is Senior Lecturer in Transport and Tourism Management in the Business School at the University of North London. His research and teaching draw on his background in geography and urban planning, including social equity in tourism-led regeneration of disadvantaged areas.