Histories of Tourism: Representation, Identity and Conflict (Tourism and Cultural Change)

Histories of Tourism: Representation, Identity and Conflict (Tourism and Cultural Change)

By: John K. Walton (editor)Paperback

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This collection of essays develops the historical dimension to tourism studies through thematic case studies. The editor's introduction argues for the importance of a closer relationship between history and tourism studies, and an international team of contributors explores the relationships between tourism, representations, environments and identities in settings ranging from the global to the local, from the Roman Empire to the twentieth century, and from Frinton to the 'Far East'.

About Author

John K. Walton is Professor of Social History at the University of Central Lancashire, and founding president of the International Commission for the History of Travel and Tourism. He has published widely on British, Spanish and comparative history, with a special interest in the history of seaside resorts, tourism and regional identities. His books include The English Seaside Resort: A Social History, 1750-1914 (Leicester, 1983), Blackpool (Edinburgh, 1998); The British Seaside: holidays and Resorts in the Twentieth Century (Manchester, 2000); and (with Professor Gary Cross) The Playful Crowd (New York, forthcoming 2005).


Introduction - John K. Walton; 1. Empires of Travel: British Guide Books and Cultural Imperialism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries - John M. Mackenzie; 2. 'How and Where to go': The Role of Travel Journalism in Britain and the Evolution of Foreign Tourism, 1840-1914 - Jill Steward; 3. Selling Air: Marketing the Intangible at British Resorts - John Beckerson and John K. Walton; 4. Tourism in Augustan Society (44 BC - AD 69) - Loykie Lomine; 5. A Century of Tourism in Northern Spain: the Development of High-Quality Provision between 1815 and 1914 - Carlos Larrinaga; 6. Japanese Tea Party: Representations of Victorian Paradise and Playground in The Geisha (1896) - Yorimitsu Hashimoto; 7. Radical Nationalism in an International Context: Strength Through Joy and the Paradoxes of Nazi Tourism - Shelley Baranowski; 8. 'Travel in Merry Germany': Tourist Culture in the Third Reich - Kristin Semmens; 9. Coffee, Klimt and Climbing: Constructing an Austrian National Identity in Tourist Literature 1918-38 - Corinna Peniston-Bird; 10. Paradise Lost and Found: Tourists and Expatriates in El Terreno, Palma de Mallorca, from the 1920s to the 1950s - John K. Walton; 11. '50 places rolled into 1': The Development of Domestic Tourism at Pleasure Grounds in Inter-War England - Helen Pussard; 12. Public Beaches and Private Beach Huts: a Case Study of Interwar Clacton and Frinton, Essex Laura Chase; 13. 'The Most Magical Corner of England': Tourism, Preservation and the Development of the Lake District, 1919-1939' - Clifford O'Neill.

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  • ISBN13: 9781845410315
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781845410315
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 1845410319

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