Slow Tourism: Experiences and Mobilities (Aspects of Tourism)

Slow Tourism: Experiences and Mobilities (Aspects of Tourism)

By: Erica Wilson (editor), Simone Fullagar (editor), Kevin Markwell (editor)Hardback

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Bringing together scholars from the areas of tourism, leisure and cultural studies, eco-humanities and tourism management, this book examines the emerging phenomenon of slow tourism. The book explores the range of travel experiences that are part of growing consumer concerns with quality leisure time, environmental and cultural sustainability, as well as the embodied experience of place. Slow tourism encapsulates a range of lifestyle practices, mobilities and ethics that are connected to social movements such as slow food and cities, as well as specialist sectors such as ecotourism and voluntourism. The slow experience of temporality can evoke and incite different ways of being and moving, as well as different logics of desire that value travel experiences as forms of knowledge. Slow travel practices reflect a range of ethical-political positions that have yet to be critically explored in the academic literature despite the growth of industry discourse.

About Author

Simone Fullagar is an interdisciplinary sociologist who has published widely across the areas of health, leisure and tourism, using post-structuralist and feminist perspectives. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Tourism, Leisure, Hotel and Sport Management at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. Kevin Markwell is Associate Professor at the School of Business and Tourism, Southern Cross University, Australia. His research focuses on human-animal studies, tourist-nature relationships, wildlife tourism and gay tourism. Erica Wilson is Senior Lecturer in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Southern Cross University. Erica teaches in the areas of sustainable tourism and special interest tourism, and her research publications reflect her scholarly interests in women's travel and adventure, work-life balance, sustainable tourism and critical approaches to tourism research.


Chapter 1: Starting Slow: Thinking Through Slow Mobilities and Experiences - Simone Fullagar, Kevin Markwell, Erica Wilson Positioning Slow Tourism Chapter 2: Speeding Up and Slowing Down: Pilgrimage and Slow Travel Through Time - Chris Howard Chapter 3: On the Periphery of Pleasure: Hedonics, Eudaimonics and Slow Travel - Kevin Moore Chapter 4: Slow'n Down the Town to Let Nature Grow: Ecotourism, Social Justice and Sustainability - Stephen Wearing, Michael Wearing and Matthew McDonald Slow Food and Sustainable Tourism Chapter 5: The Contradictions and Paradoxes of Slow Food: Environmental Change, Sustainability and the Conservation of Taste - C. Michael Hall Chapter 6: Eat Your Way Through Culture: Gastronomic Tourism as Performance and Bodily Experience - Fabio Parasecoli and Paulo de Abreu e Lima Chapter 7: "Make haste slowly": Environmental Sustainability and Willing Workers on Organic Farms - Margo Lipman and Laurie Murphy Slow Mobilities Chapter 8: Gendered Cultures of Slow Travel: Women's Cycle Touring as Alternative Hedonism - Simone Fullagar Chapter 9: Wandering Australia: Independent Travellers and Slow Journeys through Time and Space - Marg Tiyce and Erica Wilson Chapter 10: The Truth of the Body on Random Roads: The Resurgence of Hitchhiking and `Self-powered' Practices - Michael O'Regan Chapter 11: `If you're making waves then you have to slow down': Slow Tourism and Canals - Julia Fallon Slow Tourism Places Chapter 12: Travellin' Around on Yukon Time in Canada's North - Suzanne de la Barre Chapter 13: `Fast Japan, Slow Japan': Shifting to Slow Tourism as a Rural Regeneration Tool in Japan - Meiko Murayama and Gavin Parker Chapter 14: Tribe Tourism: A Case Study of the Tribewanted Project on Vorovoro, Fiji - Dawn Gibson, Stephen Pratt & Apisalome Movono Chapter 15: Slow Tourism Initiatives: An Exploratory Study of Dutch Lifestyle Entrepreneurs in France - Esther Groenendaal Chapter 16: Slow Travel and Indian Culture: Philosophical and Practical Aspects - Sagar Singh Chapter 17: Reconceptualising Slow Travel and Tourism - Kevin Markwell, Simone Fullagar and Erica Wilson

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845412814
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781845412814
  • weight: 529
  • ISBN10: 1845412818

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