Explorer Travellers And Adventure Tourism

Author: Jennifer Laing
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 1845414586
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Explorer Travellers And Adventure Tourism from the Author: Jennifer Laing. This book examines the nexus between exploring and tourism and argues that exploration travel – based heavily on explorer narratives and the promises of personal challenges and change – is a major trend in future tourism. In particular, it analyses how romanticised myths of explorers form a foundation for how modern day tourists view travel and themselves. Its scope ranges from the 'Golden Age' of imperial explorers in the 19th and early 20th centuries, through the growth of adventure and extreme tourism, to possible future trends including space travel. The volume should appeal to researchers and students across a variety of disciplines, including tourism studies, sociology, geography and history.

Rituals And Traditional Events In The Modern World

Author: Jennifer Laing
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134593139
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Rituals And Traditional Events In The Modern World from the Author: Jennifer Laing. Many events have evolved over centuries, drawing on local customs and conditions. However, as the world becomes increasingly globalised, traditional events and the identities they support are increasingly being challenged and rituals may be lost. Reacting against this trend towards homogeneity, communities strive to preserve and even recreate their traditional events, which may require rituals to be resurrected or reinvented for a new audience. The aim of this book is to explore the role of traditional events and rituals in the modern world. The 16 chapters cover a range of case studies of the performance of ritual through events, including their historical antecedents and development over time, as well as their role in society, link with identities both seemingly fixed and fluid and their continued relevance. The cases examined are not museum pieces, but rather vibrant festivals and events that continue to persist. Drawing on the power of history and cultural tradition, they are manifestations of heritage, existing in three temporalities: celebrating the past, occurring in the present and aiming to continue into and influence the future. Iconic events including Chinese New Year, Hogmanay and the New Orleans Mardi Gras are examined and examples are drawn from a diverse range of countries such as South Korea, China, Laos, the United States, Scotland, Italy, India and Haiti. This volume provides a deep understanding upon the role of tradition and ritual within events, from a global perspective and will be valuable reading for students, researchers and academics interested in events, heritage and culture.

Special Interest Tourism

Author: Norman Douglas
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN:
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Special Interest Tourism from the Author: Norman Douglas. Special interest tourism is one of the fastest growing segments within the tourism industry. A more mature travelling public is increasingly seeking experiences which satisfy a whole spectrum of interests. Accordingly, there is a need for new tourism products, services and experiences that cater to these markets. Special interest tourism incorporates various sectors such as regional, urban, community, environmental, cruise, heritage, cultural, sex and educational tourism, all of which are discussed in this new text.Special interest tourism products operate within a broad industry framework affecting the social, political, environmental and economic context of the tourism region and tourist market. The authors discuss special interest tourism strategies, policies and initiatives introduced in Australia and internationally. The text combines theory and industry applications to illustrate the diversity of tourism product and development as it relates to special interest tourism.

British Travel Writers In China Writing Home To A British Public 1890 1914

Author: Jeffrey N. Dupée
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN:
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British Travel Writers In China Writing Home To A British Public 1890 1914 from the Author: Jeffrey N. Dupée. This study is principally about travel and the travel experience, engaging those themes within the context of existing post-colonial and post-modern debates that critique the writings of Western travelers who journeyed in non-Western locales. The travel writers, or travel savants, as they are characterized in the work, rarely traveled alone but typically promoted a travel persona of the idealized solitary traveler derived from deeply engrained traditions in Western travel literature. Such solitary projections were mitigated by a narrative device that envisioned traveling companions in the form of an imaginary British readership. They sought to bring to their readers parts and elements of China not yet visited or profiled by Western writers. A critical component of the study engages travel encounters, namely the crowds, servants, officials, transportations forms, inns, foods, dangers, and hardships of the road. Such encounters invoked fascination and wonder, but also engendered fear, aversion, and irritation - responses central to the norms of travel writing and the travel savant's identity that invariably colored the representational process, reinforcing existent stereotypes about China and the Chinese.

Travel Writing And The Empire

Author: Sachidananda Mohanty
Publisher: Blue Heron Books
ISBN: 9788187649366
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Travel Writing And The Empire from the Author: Sachidananda Mohanty. Travel has been a mode of assessment of territory, of knowledge gathering, and of putting a discursive system into place. This volume, edited and introduced by Sachidananda Mohanty, brings to you the range of hidden discourses that constituted and explored the issues central to the political and literary representation of Indian reality, and the politics behind it.