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The Routledge Companion to Media and Tourism

ISBN 9781138366282
Published July 8, 2020 by Routledge
476 Pages 38 B/W Illustrations

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The Routledge Companion to Media and Tourism provides a comprehensive overview of the research into the convergence of media and tourism and specifically investigates the concept of mediatized tourism.

This Companion offers a holistic look at the relationship between media and tourism by drawing from a global range of contributions by scholars from disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. The book is divided into five parts, covering diverse aspects of mediatization of tourism including place and space, representation, cultural production, and transmedia. It features a comprehensive theoretical introduction and an afterword by leading scholars in this emerging field, delving into the ways in which different forms of media content and consumption converge, and the consequential effects on tourism and tourists.

The collection is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of tourism studies, cultural studies, and media and communication, as well as those with a particular interest in mediatization, convergence culture, and contemporary culture.

Table of Contents

Contents list

1. Introduction: In the juncture of media convergence and tourism ‚Äď towards a research agenda

Maria Månsson, Cecilia Cassinger, Lena Eskilsson & Annæ Buchmann

Part I - Critical and conceptual entrance points to the field

2. Invited contribution - The Janus face of transmedia tourism: Towards a logistical turn in media and tourism studies

André Jansson

3. Invited contribution - Mind the gap: Interdisciplinary approaches to media and tourism

Anne Marit Waade

4. Theme Parks ‚Äď Where media and tourism converge

Sabrina Mittermeier

5. Cinematic tourism in a time of media convergence: A spatial framework

Giulia Lavarone

6. What do Melania Trump tourism and Dracula tourism have in common? ‚ÄėOthering‚Äô in the Western media discourse

Maja TurnŇ°ek, Andreja Trdina & Barbara Pavlakovińć

7. Confronting the gaze, gripping the virtual: A cultural materialist perspective on cinema-tourism studies

Sofia Sampaio

8. Promoting cultural heritage in a post-digital context: A speculative future for the online archive

Adriaan Odendaal & Karla Zavala

9. Physical digital labour and the commoditisation of cultural sites: Mediatising tourism through social mapping

Kathleen M. Kuehn & Michael S. Daubs

Part II - Mediatized places and spaces

10. Football tourism and the sounds of televised matches

Nicolai J. Graakj√¶r & Rasmus Gr√łn

11. Pop idols, mediatized places, and identity-oriented performances of fans as domestic tourists in Japan

Yunuen Ysela Mandujano-Salazar

12. Do you feel the warmth? The online destination image of Southeast Asia

Maria Criselda G. Badilla

13. Tourism and popcorns: The role of feature films in branding and marketing destination New Zealand

Natàlia Ferrer-Roca

14. Official destination websites: A place’s showcase to the world

José Fernández-Cavia

15. Doing as directed: Analysing representations of travel in contemporary Bollywood cinema

Apoorva Nanjangud

16. Representation of food and tourism in legacy media: rediscovering the roots

Francesc Fusté-Forné & Pere Masip

17. Liminality and the stranger: Understanding tourists and their landscapes through True Detective

Hazel Andrews & Les Roberts

Part III - Circle of representation

18. Co-creation constrained: Exploring gazes of the destination on Instagram

Cecilia Cassinger & √Ösa Thelander

19. Representations of a Green Ireland: a case study of global franchises Star Wars and Game of Thrones

Pat Brereton

20. Representation of the UAE as a touristic destination in Nat Geo Abu Dhabi: An analytical study

Alyaa Anter

21. Rewriting history, revitalizing heritage: Heritage-based contents tourism in the Asia-Pacific region

Philip Seaton & Sue Beeton

22. Challenges of film-induced tourism in Croatia: From Winnetou to Game of Thrones

BoŇĺo Skoko & Katarina Milińćevińá

23. Beaten tracks: belatedness and anti-tourism in guidebooks

Tim Hannigan

24. Film tourism and a changing cultural landscape for New Zealand: The influence of Pavlova westerns

Warwick Frost & Jennifer Laing

25. Tourists’ place-making performances through music

Jörgen Eksell & Maria Månsson

26. Tourists’ filmic representations on YouTube: A case study analysis of two mediatised visits to the Mursi in Ethiopia

Tom Sintobin & Anke Tonnaer

Part IV - Tourists as media producers

27. Star gazing: The nexus and disparity between the media, tourism, and cultural heritage in Ireland

Aine Mc Adam

28. Commemorating popular media heritage: From shrines of fandom to sites of memory

Christian Hviid Mortensen

29. Media tourism, culinary cultures, and embodied fan experience: Visiting Hannibal’s Florence

Rebecca Williams

30. Scene hunting for anime locations: Otaku tourism in the Cool Japan

Antonio Loriguillo-López

31. Behind-the-(museum)scenes: Fan-curated exhibitions as tourist attractions

Philipp Dominik Keidl

32. Creative fandoms and the mediatized sacred sites

Kyungjae Jang & Takayoshi Yamamura

33. I came, I saw, I selfied: Travelling in the age of Instagram

Ana Oliveira Garner

34. The mediatization of Sherlock Holmes: Autoethnographic observations on literary and film tourism

Annæ Buchmann

35. Cultural intimacy of fans/travellers: popular culture and the politics of classification

Andreja Trdina, Barbara Pavlakovińć & Maja TurnŇ°ek

Part V - Transmedia tourism

36. The role of stories in travel posts to social media

John Pearce & Gianna Moscardo

37. Evaluating multiple portrayals of destination image: Assessing, categorising, and authenticating visuals on Facebook posted by national tourism organisations

Nicholas Wise

38. The digital tourist bureau: Challenges and opportunities when transferring to a digital value creation

Sara Leckner & Carl Magnus Olsson

39. Tourist information search in the age of mediatization

Lena Eskilsson, Maria Månsson, Jan Henrik Nilsson & Malin Zillinger

40. Towards sustainable nautical tourism ‚Äď exploring transmedia storytelling

Fani Galatsopoulou & Clio Kenterelidou

41. The nexus between tourism heritage attraction, media and fashion

Kim Williams

42. Online and on tour: the smartphone effect in transmedia contexts

Susan Carson & Mark Pennings

43. Smartphone as the invisible backpack: The impact of smartphone on Chinese backpackers’ mobility pattern

Jia Xie


44. Afterword - Participatory placemakers: socio-spatial orderings along the nexus of tourism and media

Szilvia Gyimóthy

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Maria Månsson is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Strategic Communication at Lund University, Sweden. She has a PhD in Service Studies from Lund University that focused on Mediatized tourism. Her research deals with media’s influence on tourism and tourists' performances at destinations, place marketing, and place branding with a particular focus on popular culture.

Annæ Buchmann has a PhD in Social Science and is a Lecturer in Events, Tourism, and Leisure at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Anna has published widely in film/media tourism and also horse tourism considering multispecies perspectives. Her interdisciplinary research looks at long-term strategies for creating sustainable communities and organisations in urban and regional destinations.

Cecilia Cassinger obtained her PhD in Marketing, 2010. She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Strategic Communication, Lund University, Sweden. Her research concerns the consequences and transformative potential of place brand communication and how communication is strategically used to mitigate conflicts among users in places, such as cities, regions, and nations.

Lena Eskilsson is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography working at the Department of Service Management and Service Studies at Lund University, Sweden. She has a specialisation in place development and marketing with finalised research projects focusing on the bridging of the film and tourism sectors, as well as the influence of media on tourism and tourist behaviour at destinations.