Increasingly significant as mediators of spatial identity and meaning, leisure, tourism, culture and heritage are only now beginning to be located within the rapidly evolving discourses of poststructuralist geographies. Exploring the influence of leisure and tourism on the production, representation and consumption of landscape, the first half of this important book focuses on different ways of 'seeing' or representing landscape, whereas the second half examines different forms of productive consumption in leisure and tourism. Both symbolic and material spaces of leisure and tourism are also examined in relation to urban and rural landscapes, heritage landscapes, gendered landscapes, and landscapes of sexuality and desire. With a multidisciplinary approach and a strong theoretical content which builds on poststructuralist theories, this is undoubtedly an important addition to literature in the field.
1. Introduction A place for leisure and tourism? From geography to geographies Theorising the social-cultural nexus Social and cultural geographies of leisure and tourism landscapes 2. Locating Landscapes: Geographies of Lesiure and Tourism Introduction Colonial geographies: mapping regional territories Systematic geographies: modelling land use and tourism Landscape evaluations: mapping scenic amenity in leisure and tourism Tourism geographies: topologies of land use Structuralist interpretations of leisure and tourism landscapes Post-colonial geographies of leisure and tourism Geography's cultural turn: the spatiality of leisure and tourism Leisure geographies of the street Tourism geographies of the spectacle and monument Geographies of social and cultural exclusion Overview 3. Moving Landscpaes: Leisure and Tourism in Time and Space Introduction The Journey, travel and discovery Prospects of pleasure, landscapes of feeling Annihilating time and distance Landscape, leisure and mobility Road to nowhere? Overview 4. Valuing the Countryside: Leisure, Tourism and the Rural Landscape Introduction Nature was His book Access and exclusion Landscape fit for heroes A people's charter for the open air A countryside for all? Overview 5. Introduction A landscape aesthetic? The socio-cultural context Landscape and imaginative reconstuction The Highlands of Scotland Ossianic tourism The Highlander in the picture The Highlands of Walter Scott Travelling in the Highlands Royal Patrons A Literary way of seeing The real Highlands Overview 6. Heritage Landscapes: Merging Past and Present Introduction The evolution of heritage Heritage in the landscape Stonehenge: multi-vocal landscape Avebury: evolving landscape Tintagel: mythical landscape Overview 7. Gendered Landscapes: Constructing and Consuming Leisure and Tourism Inroduction Spatialised feminism Feminism and leisure landscapes Gendered space Deconstructing dualisms The gendered other Gender and landscapes of tourism Gender and landscapes of heritage Overview 8. Retrophilia and the Urban Landscape Introduction Antiquity, restoration and fake Reverence, worldliness and action Modernism, collective memory and amnesia Urban conservation and civic pride Commercialism, decadence and tourism The historic quarters of London's City Fringe Overview 9. Landscapes of Desire: Reappropriating the City Introduction Queer space: material and symbolic landscapes Gay destinations: the landscape of the city Sexuality and spectacle: the landscape of the street Sexuality and hospitality: the landscape of the hotel Overview 10. Leisure, Tourism and Culture: Relocating Landscapes
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