260 pages | 15 B/W Illus.
This book explores the phenomena of the urban everyday and new urban tourism. It provides a systematic framework and draws on a mix of theoretical and empirical work to look at the increasing intermingling of ‘tourists’ and ‘residents’.
Tourism and urban everyday life are deeply connected in a mutually constitutive way. Tourism has become a key momentum of urban development and affects cities beyond its economic dimension. Urban everyday life itself can turn into a matter of tourist interest for people searching for experiences off the beaten track. Even living in a city as a resident involves moments, activities and practices which could be labelled as ‘touristic’. These observations demonstrate some of the various layers in which urban tourism and everyday city life are intertwined. This book gathers multiple interdisciplinary approaches, a diversity of topics and methodological variety to examine this complex relationship. It presents a systematic framework for the dynamic research field of new urban tourism along three dimensions: the extraordinary mundane, encounters and contact zones, and urban co-production.
This book will be of interest to students and researchers across fields such as Tourism and Mobility Studies, Urban Studies, Leisure Studies, Tourism Geography, and Tourism Sociology.
1. Tourism and Everyday Life in the Contemporary City: An Introduction
Natalie Stors, Luise Stoltenberg, Christoph Sommer and Thomas Frisch
2. Ordinary Tourism and Extraordinary Everyday Life: Rethinking Tourism and Cities
3. Inhabiting the City as Tourists: Issues for Urban and Tourism Theory
4. Tourist Valorisation and Urban Development
5. Escaping the Global City? Gentrification, Urban Wellness Industries and the Exotic-Mundane
6. Living with Guests: Understanding the Reasons for Hosting via Airbnb in a Mobile Society
7. Living like a Local: Amsterdam Airbnb Users and the Blurring of Boundaries between ‘Tourists’ and ‘Residents’ in Residential Neighbourhoods
Bianca Wildish and Bas Spierings
8. Commensality and ‘Local’ Food: Exploring a City with the Help of Digital Meal-sharing Platforms
Luise Stoltenberg and Thomas Frisch
9. Places of Muße as Part of New Urban Tourism in Paris
Clara Sofie Kramer, Nora Winsky and Tim Freytag
10. Commoning in New Tourism Areas: Co-Performing Evening Socials at the Admiralbrücke in Berlin-Kreuzberg
Christoph Sommer and Markus Kip
11. You Are a Tourist! Exploring Tourism Conflicts by Means of Performative Interventions