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1st Edition

Leisure/Tourism Geographies
Practices and Geographical Knowledge

Edited By

David Crouch

ISBN 9780415181099
Published February 1, 2000 by Routledge
310 Pages

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Book Description

Leisure and Tourism Geographies considers leisure/tourism as an encounter. An encounter that exists between people, between people and space and between people and their expectations, experiences and desires.
The contributors explore diverse aspects of leisure and tourism, ranging from the methodologies behind leisure practices to detailed case studies including: *Disneyland, Paris
*tourism in sacred landscapes
*leisure practices in cyberspace
*leisure and yachting
*use of recreational/holiday cottages
*National Parks, local parks and gardens
Presenting an exciting mix of attitudes and ideas concerning leisure and tourism, this book documents a lively debate, placing geography at its centre.



David Crouch is Senior University Research Fellow at the University of Derby and visiting Professor of Geography and Tourism at Karlstadt University, Sweden.