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Current Developments in the Geographies of Leisure and Tourism


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Tourism and leisure exist within an inherently dynamic, fluid and complex world and are therefore inherently interdisciplinary. Recognising the role of tourism and leisure in advancing debates within the social sciences, this book series is open to contributions from cognate social science disciplines that inform geographical thought about tourism and leisure. Produced in association with the Geographies of Leisure and Tourism Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), this series highlights and promotes cutting-edge developments and research in this field. Contributions are of a high international standard and provide theoretically-informed empirical content to facilitate the development of new research agendas in the field of tourism and leisure research. In general, the series seeks to promote academic contributions that advance contemporary debates that challenge and stimulate further discussion and research both within the fields of tourism and leisure and the wider realms of the social sciences

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Creating Heritage for Tourism

Creating Heritage for Tourism

1st Edition

Catherine Palmer, Jacqueline Tivers
July 30, 2018

What does ‘heritage’ mean in the twenty-first century? Traditional ideas of heritage involve places where objects, landscapes, people and ideas are venerated and reproduced over time as an inheritance for future generations. To speak of heritage is to speak of a relationship between the past, the...

Mediating the Tourist Experience: From Brochures to Virtual Encounters

Mediating the Tourist Experience: From Brochures to Virtual Encounters

1st Edition

Caroline Scarles, Jo-Anne Lester
November 11, 2016

Traditionally, tourism media has referred to the image of destinations constructed through media texts such as brochures and postcards, with increasing attention towards other mediascapes such as films and television. Yet, with prolific advancements in technologies of media communication, such...

Travel, Tourism and Art

Travel, Tourism and Art

1st Edition

Tijana Rakić, Jo-Anne Lester
December 18, 2013

Art, in its many forms, has long played an important role in people’s imagination, experience and remembrance of places, cultures and travels as well as in their motivation to travel. Travel and tourism, on the other hand, have also inspired numerous artists and featured in many artworks. The...

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