ROADS TOURISM AND CULTURAL HISTORY

Download Roads Tourism And Cultural History ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to Roads Tourism And Cultural History book pdf for free now.

Roads Tourism And Cultural History

Author : Rosemary Kerr
ISBN : 9781845416706
Genre : History
File Size : 38.44 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 123
Read : 707

Roads and road tourism loom large in the Australian imagination as distance and mobility have shaped the nation’s history and culture, but roads are more than simply transport routes; they embody multiple layers of history, mythology and symbolism. Drawing on Australian travel writing, diaries and manuscripts, tourism literature, fiction, poetry and feature films, this book explores how Australians have experienced and imagined roads and road touring beyond urban settings: from Aboriginal ‘songlines’ to modern-day road trips. It also tells the stories of iconic roads, including the Birdsville Track, Stuart Highway and Great Ocean Road, and suggests alternative approaches to heritage and tourism interpretation of these important routes. The ongoing impact of the colonial past on Indigenous peoples and contemporary Australian society and culture – including representations of the road and road travel – is explored throughout the book. The volume offers a new way of thinking about roads and road tourism as important strands in a nation’s cultural fabric.
Category: History

Southern Journeys

Author : Richard D. Starnes
ISBN : 9780817350093
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 28.11 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 785
Read : 307

A collection of eleven essays explores tourism as a defining force in southern history by focusing on particular influences and localities, such as New Orleans, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Hilton Head Island, and other scenic destinations. Simultaneous.
Category: Business & Economics

Commercial Nationalism And Tourism

Author : Leanne White
ISBN : 9781845415914
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 34.24 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 347
Read : 561

This book combines academic analysis and critical exploration to examine national narratives in the context of tourism and events around the world. It explores how particular narratives are woven to tell (and sell) a national story. By deconstructing images of the nation, it closely examines how national texts create key archival imagery that can promote tourism and events while also shaping national identity. It investigates the complex relationship between state appropriation of marketing strategies and the commercial use of nationalist discourses. The book aims to demystify the ways in which the nation is imagined by key organisers and organisations and then communicated to millions.
Category: Business & Economics

Cultural Heritage And Tourism

Author : Dr. Dallen J. Timothy
ISBN : 9781845412265
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 78.41 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 803
Read : 879

One of the most salient forms of modern-day tourism is based on the heritage of humankind. The majority of all global travel entails some element of the cultural past, as hundreds of millions of people visit cultural attractions, heritage festivals, and historic places each year. The book delves into this vast form of tourism by providing a comprehensive examination of its issues, current debates, concepts and practices. It looks at the social, physical and economic impacts, which cause destinations, site managers and interpreters to consider not only how to plan and manage resources but also how to portray the past in ways that are acceptable, accurate, accessible and politically relevant. In the process, however, the depth of heritage politics, the authenticity and inauthenticity of place and experience, and the urgent need to protect living and built cultures are exposed. The book explores these and many other current issues surrounding the management of cultural resources for tourism. In order to help students relate concepts to real-world situations it combines theory and practice, is student learning oriented, is written accessibly for all readers and is empirically rich.
Category: Business & Economics

Landscape Tourism And Meaning

Author : Anne K Soper
ISBN : 9781409487692
Genre : Science
File Size : 60.95 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 915
Read : 1005

How do we re-theorize tourism? By drawing less on the Foucauldian notion of 'tourism as gazing' and instead focusing on the social construction of meaning in the landscape, this insightful book provides an innovative and compelling new approach to tourist studies. Arguing that in any view of the landscape and in tourism generally there is a multiplicity of insider and outsider meanings, the book grounds tourism studies within the framework of social theory, and particularly in the social theoretic approaches to landscape. Bringing together specialists in tourism and landscape studies to discuss the relationships between the two, it finds that issues of identity are a common thread and are raised with regard to the social construction of landscape and its portrayal through tourism. The international studies range in scale from regional to national, personal to political, and from local residents to international tourists, highlighting the multiplicity of interpretations and meanings between these scales.
Category: Science

Virtual Dark Tourism

Author : Kathryn N. McDaniel
ISBN : 9783319746876
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 63.46 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 931
Read : 340

This book takes the concept of “dark tourism”—journeys to sites of death, suffering, and calamity—in an innovative yet essential direction by applying it to the virtual realms of literature, film and television, the Internet, and gaming. Essays focus both on the creative construction of imaginary journeys and the historiographic and civic consequences of such memorializations. From World War II time-travel novels to Game of Thrones, and from Internet reproductions of Rwandan genocide locations to invented tragedies in futuristic domains, authors from various fields examine the purpose and influence of simulated travels to morbid sites. Designed for a wide audience of scholars and travelers virtual and real, this volume raises awareness about the many pathways through which we encounter death experiences in contemporary society. What we know about the past—or, what we think we know about it—is shaped daily by such imagined journeys as these.
Category: Social Science

The Business Of Tourism

Author : Emeritus Board of Governors Professor Philip Scranton
ISBN : 0812239687
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 79.55 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 505
Read : 578

The Business of Tourism transports readers from the foundations of mass leisure travel in 1860s Egypt to contemporary religious sight-seeing in Branson, Missouri; from the Stalinist Soviet Union to post-Soviet Cuba. This collection of ten essays explores the enterprises, institutions, and technologies of tourist activity.
Category: Business & Economics

Festivals Tourism And Social Change

Author : David Picard
ISBN : 1845412672
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 33.3 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 982
Read : 856

This book explores the links between tourism and festivals and the various ways in which each mobilises the other to make social realities meaningful. Drawing upon a series of international cases, festivals are examined as ways of responding to various forms of crisis - social, political, economic - and as a way of re-making and re-animating spaces and social life. Importantly, this book locates festivals in the constantly changing, socio-economic and political contexts that they always operate in and respond to - contexts that are both historical and modern at the same time. Tourism is bound closely together with such contexts; feeding and challenging festivals with audiences that are increasingly transient and transnational. Tourism interrogates notions of ritual and tradition, shapes new spaces and creates, and renews, relationships between participants and observers. No longer can we dismiss tourists simply as value neutral and crass consumers of spectacle, nor tourism as some inevitable commercial force. Tourism is increasingly complicit in the festival processes of re-invention, and in forming new patterns of social existence.
Category: Business & Economics

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author : Harvey H. Jackson III
ISBN : 9781469616766
Genre : Reference
File Size : 70.11 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 319
Read : 872

What southerners do, where they go, and what they expect to accomplish in their spare time, their "leisure," reveals much about their cultural values, class and racial similarities and differences, and historical perspectives. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers an authoritative and readable reference to the culture of sports and recreation in the American South, surveying the various activities in which southerners engage in their nonwork hours, as well as attitudes surrounding those activities. Seventy-four thematic essays explore activities from the familiar (porch sitting and fairs) to the essential (football and stock car racing) to the unusual (pool checkers and a sport called "fireballing"). In seventy-seven topical entries, contributors profile major sites associated with recreational activities (such as Dollywood, drive-ins, and the Appalachian Trail) and prominent sports figures (including Althea Gibson, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and Hank Aaron). Taken together, the entries provide an engaging look at the ways southerners relax, pass time, celebrate, let loose, and have fun.
Category: Reference

Tourism And Trails

Author : Dallen J. Timothy
ISBN : 9781845414788
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 24.18 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 903
Read : 334

Trails and routes have been indispensable to travel and tourism over the centuries, helping to form the basis of mobility patterns of the past and the present. This book is the first to comprehensively examine these tourism trails from a tourism and recreation perspective. This cutting-edge volume is global in scope and discusses a wide range of natural, cultural and developed linear resources for tourism and recreation. The book will be suitable for both researchers and students who are interested in cultural heritage-based tourism, recreation and leisure studies, landscape and change, human mobility, geography, environmental management, and broader interests in destination planning, development and management.
Category: Business & Economics