1st Edition

Tourist's Experience of Place

By Jaakko Suvantola Copyright 2017
    308 Pages
    by Routledge

    This title was first published in 2002: This volume follows on from the tradition of humanistic geography to examine tourism from an experiential perspective - examining the experience of the tourists themsleves. By analyzing theories on tourism from anthropology, psychology and culural tourism, it aims to further the geographical debates on interactions which occur in tourism. The text offers a geographical approach which examines how the resulting experience of tourism can reveal something of our relationship with places in general, and also about ourselves.

    List of Figures and Tables, Preface, 1. Introduction, 2. Humanistic Geography Revisited, 3. Travel Research and Humanistic Geography, 4. Qualitative Traditions in Travel Research, 5. Charting Shared Experiences, 6. Travel as Reach, 7. Tourist Discourse and Tourist Space, 8. Sightseeing, 9. The Encounter With the Other Culture, 10. Integrating the Experience of the Other and Home, 11. Home, Reach and the Experience of the Other as the Experience of Place, Bibliography, Index


    Jaakko Suvantola