Landscape, Tourism, and Meaning

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Daniel C. Knudsen
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Science - 157 pages
The purpose of this book is to re-theorize tourism. By drawing less on the Foucauldian notion of 'tourism as gazing' and instead focussing on the social construction of meaning in the landscape, it provides an innovative new approach to tourist studies.
 

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Contents

Landscape Tourism and Meaning An Introduction
1
Urry and the Tourist Gaze
2
A Landscape Approach to Tourism Theory
4
The Monograph
6
Landscape Perspective for Tourism Studies
9
Ecology and Landscape
10
The Cultural Landscape
12
Landscape Perception and Behavior
13
Lefebvre and the Production of Space
66
Tourism and Landscapes
67
The Three Layers of Tourism and the Production of Space in PostWorld War II Munich
68
Conclusion
73
A Nostalgia for Terror
75
Locating
76
Looking
81
Conclusion
93

Meaning and the Cultural Landscape
14
Conclusion
17
Identity and Landscape The Reification of Place in Strasbourg France
19
A Synthesis
20
A Methodological Note
22
19702002
28
Conclusion
34
Landscape Change and Regional Identity in the Copper Canyon Region
37
Methodology
38
The Copper Canyon Region
39
The Rarámuri
41
Mestizos
42
Other
43
Conclusion
48
Mauritian Landscapes of Culture Identity and Tourism
51
The Making of Mauritius
52
Identity and Tourism
54
Developing Mauritian Cultural Heritage Tourism
56
Examples from the Mauritius Tourism Landscape
58
Conclusion
63
Slicing the Dobish Torte The Three Layers of Tourism in Munich
65
The Parallax of Landscape Situating Celaque National Park Honduras
95
The Morphology of Celaque National Park
98
The Insider versus Outsider Landscape Perspectives
101
The Landscape of Social Formation
102
Organic versus Universal Landscape
104
Landscape as Social Compromise
105
Conclusion
106
Insiders and Outsiders in Thy
109
Insider versus Outsider
110
Thy
112
Conclusion
119
Tourism as a Reconnection to the Neolithic Past The Tamgaly Rock Paintings of Kazakhstan
121
Tamgaly
122
Conclusion
129
Landscape Tourism and Meaning A Conclusion
131
Concluding Remarks
132
The Landscape Approach
133
Bibliography
135
Index
151
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Daniel C. Knudsen is Professor of Geography, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. Michelle M. Metro-Roland is a PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. Anne K. Soper is assistant Professor of Tourism and Events Management, George Mason University Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. Charles E. Greer is associate Professor (Emeritus) of Geography and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.

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