Explorer Travellers And Adventure Tourism

Author: Jennifer Laing
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 1845414608
Size: 22.61 MB
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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
Size: 52.45 MB
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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.

Atlas Obscura

Author: Joshua Foer
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 076118967X
Size: 75.91 MB
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Atlas Obscura from the Author: Joshua Foer. It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England. Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer. Anyone can be a tourist. ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer.

The Rivers Ran East

Author: Leonard Clark
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 9781885211668
Size: 11.67 MB
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The Rivers Ran East from the Author: Leonard Clark. This riveting firsthand account follows Leonard Clark's search for the legendary lost Seven Cities of Cibola--reputedly home to mountains of gold--in a rain forest near the Peruvian Andes. His treacherous journey includes encounters with man-eating jaguars, 40-foot snakes and headhunting natives.

Travel Writing And The Empire

Author: Sachidananda Mohanty
Publisher: Blue Heron Books
ISBN: 9788187649366
Size: 54.34 MB
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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.

New Approaches To Twentieth Century Travel Literature In French

Author: Charles Forsdick
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820471334
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New Approaches To Twentieth Century Travel Literature In French from the Author: Charles Forsdick. From the postcolonial perspective of the early twenty-first century, the importance of travel literature, for considerations of national and international cultures and identities, has become increasingly apparent. Travel literature in French has, however, received little critical scrutiny. This book contributes to contemporary reassessments of the form in a number of disciplines, focusing specifically on the discourses and contexts of travel in twentieth-century texts written in French. Its scope is interdisciplinary, involving theoretical and generic considerations as well as a historical overview of colonial and postcolonial texts. The book provides essential reading for all students of travel literature in French - and of travel literature in general.