1st Edition

Tourism Dynamics in Everyday Places Before and After Tourism

    316 Pages 38 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    316 Pages 38 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This title offers a dynamic understanding of tourism, usually defined in terms of clearly circumscribed places and temporalities, to grasp its changing spatial patterns.

    The first part looks at the "befores" – everyday places such as daily markets, flea markets, urban neighbourhoods, that have captured the tourists’ interest and have progressively experienced new development in their ordinary patterns. The second part investigates the "afters" – former tourist spaces moving beyond the tourism sphere and becoming places of everyday life, study, or work. Chapters explore what this means for local societies and examine this contemporary phenomenon of former tourist attractions becoming ordinary and everyday, and of ordinary places beginning to take on a tourist dimension. The hybridisation of tourist practices and ordinary practices is also explored through a range of international case studies and examples written by highly regarded and interdisciplinary academics.

    This edited volume will be of great interest to upper-level students, academics, and researchers in tourism, urban studies, and land use planning.


    New urban tourists: in search of the life more ordinary

    Robert Maitland

    1. Before and After Tourism : How spaces “enter” and “exit” tourism?

    Aurélie Condevaux, Maria Gravari-Barbas & Sandra Guinand

    Part 1: Befores

    2. Tourism of the ordinary in Paris: an unstaged authenticity proposed by the inhabitants

    Marine Loisy

    3. Shopping as a tourist spectacle. How Paris’s shops blur the edges between tourists, foreign residents and Parisians

    Sophie Chevalier & Emmanuelle Lallement

    4. The emergence of co-production tourism beyond commercial tourism?

    Alain Girard & Bernard Schéou

    5. The invention of the ordinary city as a heritage and tourist place: the case of a new town, Cergy-Pontoise, France

    Elizabeth Auclair, Anne Hertzog, Marie-Laure Poulot

    6. Feeling home, promoting home: cultural heritage, community building and participatory tourism in Barriera di Milano (Turin, Italy)

    Mariachiara Guerra

    7. Post-socialist cities and the tourism of the ordinary

    Milos Nicic

    8. New approaches to urban tourism: living with a “big worm” in central São Paulo (Brazil)

    Ana Carolina Padua Machado &Thiago Allis

    9. The hybridisation of tourism policies: between the development of seaside resorts and the promotion of “ordinary” urban and industrial development: The case of Martigues, a coastal town in the South of France

    Emeline Hatt

    Part 2: Afters

    10. Reassembling spatio-temporalities of tourism in the Upper Black Forest

    Tim Freytag, Cornelia Korff & Nora Winsky

    11. From Tourism to Art of Living? Residential utopia and after-tourism in the French Alps

    Philippe Bourdeau

    12. The emergence of new “in-between” places in the context of “after-tourism” in Moroccan medina: The example of riads in the medina of Fez

    Merryl Joly

    13. Post-tourism and the Aquitaine coast: the fading concept of tourism accommodation

    Myriam Casamayor

    14. The changing role of tourism-oriented theme parks as everyday entertainment venues during COVID-19

    Salvador Anton Clavé, Joan Borràs Nogués, Jonathan Orama & Maria Trinitat Rovira Soto

    15. Tourist wasteland: a “cold” time opening up possibilities of territorial redefinitions

    Philippe Bachimon


    Aurélie Condevaux holds a PhD in anthropology from the Université of Aix-Marseille 1 and the Center for Research and Documentation on Oceania (Marseille). She is currently Associate Professor at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and Institute for Research and Higher Studies in Tourism.

    Maria Gravari-Barbas is an architect and a geographer and Professor of Geography at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University (France) and Institute for Research and Higher Studies in Tourism (France). She is the UNESCO Chair of Culture, Tourism, Development. Her research interests focus on the intersection between heritage and tourism, mainly in urban areas.

    Sandra Guinand is an urban planner and urban geographer. She teaches in the Department of Geography and Regional Research at the University of Vienna (Austria) and is Associate Researcher of EIREST Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France). Her research interests focus on urban regeneration projects and socio-economic transformations of urban landscape, with a specific focus on heritage processes, public-private partnerships and tourism.