Second homes (variously summer houses, shacks, baches, cottages, dacha) are a popular cultural phenomenon in many countries and an emerging trend in others. They are inextricably linked to tourism, recreation and leisure, and yet the fundamental relationship between second homes and leisure often appears to have been overlooked by researchers in the area. This book seeks to address this absence, bringing together an exciting collection of research from around the world. Drawing on examples from Canada, Japan, Morocco, Costa Rica, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, this book highlights the interdisciplinary nature of second home research in the leisure field. The book describes the nexus of second homes and leisure from a variety of perspectives: planning and policy, historical, social and cultural. It is an essential work for those interested in new cultural viewpoints on second homes and leisure practices. This book was originally published as a special issue of Annals of Leisure Research.
Table of Contents
Introduction: [Re]positioning second homes within leisure studies Trudie Walters and Tara Duncan
1. Critical commentary: second homes Chris Paris
2. Host community perceptions of the contributions of second homes Jenny Barnett
3. Second home leisure landscapes and retirement in the Canadian Rocky Mountain community of Canmore, Alberta Barbara J. McNicol and Romella S. Glorioso
4. Summering in Japanese hill stations: an analysis of villa ownership in modern Karuizawa Daisuke Sato
5. Trouble at home: diasporic second homes as leisure space across generations Lauren Wagner
6. Second homeowners hosting friends and relatives Brumby McLeod and James A. Busser
7. The luxury of leisure and pleasure at the New Zealand second home Trudie Walters
Trudie Walters is a sessional lecturer in the Department of Tourism at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Her research interests surround the socio-cultural aspects of tourism and mobility.
Tara Duncan is a lecturer in the Department of Tourism at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Her research interests surround the socio-cultural aspects of tourism and mobility.