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Tourism, Land and Landscape in Ireland

The Commodification of Culture, 1st Edition

By K.J. James


208 pages

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This study, exploring a broad range of evocative Irish travel writing from 1850 to 1914, much of it highly entertaining and heavily laced with irony and humour, draws out interplays between tourism, travel literature and commodifications of culture. It focuses on the importance of informal tourist economies, illicit dimensions of tourism, national landscapes, ‘legend’ and invented tradition in modern tourism.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Eclipse of the Sublime 2. Creating and Contesting Ireland’s Tourist Movement 3. The Colourful Cast of Characters 4. Hospitality, Charity, Carnival, and Courtship 5. Tourism, Landscape, and Nation Conclusion

About the Author

Kevin J. James is Associate Professor of History at the University of Guelph, Canada, where he also is a core faculty member in the Centre for Scottish Studies. His research explores tourism, literature and identity in the Victorian era, including comparative Irish and Scottish economic, social and cultural history.

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