This book looks at the relationship between questions of identity formation and modern practices in travelling and tourism. Unprecedented levels of mobility and international exchange over the last 100 years have raised questions about the stability of national and personal identities and new and creative patterns of behaviour and self-realisation are now emerging due to the enormous commercial interests that lie behind the modern travel and tourism industries. The volume will consider these issues and the challenges they create in various geographical contexts (Germany, Spain, Romania, Italy, Africa) and concludes with a number of case studies from the Portuguese context, where the revenues from tourism are integral to its economy and a lifeline in the current economic crisis.
Anthony David Barker is an Associate Professor of English Culture at the University of Aveiro, Portugal and coordinator of a research team working on 'Cultural Flows and Literary Mediations'. He has worked in cultural studies-related fields for over 25 years and his research interests include film narrative and genre.
Introduction Section One: Exchanging Places 1. Noemia Barbara: The Business of Creative Tourism and Creativity in the Tourism Business 2. Marzena Kubisz: Negotiating Mobility: On the Slow Move 3. Petra M Bagley: Mein Mallorca: A German-Spanish Love Affair 4. Anthony Barker: Commercial Cinema, Location Shooting and `the Tourism Effect' 5. Silvio Lima Figueiredo: Nature, Culture and the Genesis of the Concept of Travel Section Two: Narratives of Travel and Identity 6. Maria del Pino Santana Quintana: The Appeal of Otherness: Reconstructions of Self in Contemporary Travel Writing 7. Marius Crisan: Representations of Maramures in Contemporary Female Travel Writing: Dervla Murphy, Caroline Juler and Bronwen Riley 8. Fernanda Luisa da Silva Feneja: Tourist Experience in Narrative Fiction: E. M. Forster's A Room with a View 9. Anthony Barker: Deaths in Venice: Dying for a Holiday 10. Monika Kowalczyk-Piaseczna: Peregrinating Objects: Consumptive Capacities of the Traveler's Personal Items in Robert Byron's Road to Oxiana and Jason Elliot's Unexpected Light 11. Ana Luisa Pires: Travelling in/to Africa: Narratives of Postcolonial Encounters Section Three: The Case of Portugal 12. Jenny Campos, Maria Manuel Baptista & Larissa Latif: Mythical Moors and Constructing a Cultural Tourist Itinerary around Valpacos 13. Joana Ferraz Ribeiro & Gillian Moreira: (O)Porto: A Wine, a Place, a Route and a Meeting Point 14. Danuta Gabrys-Barker: Cultural Interfaces and Perceptions of Space: A Polish-Portuguese Comparative Study 15. Susan Howcroft: Eating Portugal: Translating Food