Leisure/tourism Geographies: Practices and Geographical Knowledge

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David Crouch
Psychology Press, 1999 - Social Science - 299 pages
Leisure and Tourism Geographies considers leisure/tourism as an encounter. An encounter that exists between people, between people and space and between people and their expectations, experiences and desires.
The contributors explore diverse aspects of leisure and tourism, ranging from the methodologies behind leisure practices to detailed case studies including: *Disneyland, Paris
*tourism in sacred landscapes
*leisure practices in cyberspace
*leisure and yachting
*use of recreational/holiday cottages
*National Parks, local parks and gardens
Presenting an exciting mix of attitudes and ideas concerning leisure and tourism, this book documents a lively debate, placing geography at its centre.
 

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Contents

The mythopoetic in northern travel
19
Sensing leisure spaces
34
metaphors for the modern places
46
gender and the performance
59
Hyperreality in the official reconstruction of leisure
74
the functions of story in the theme
91
Nomadicsymbolic and settlerconsumer leisure
126
social implications
149
leisure
181
That sinking feeling elitism working leisure and yachting
195
the use and meaning
214
Leisure lots and summer cottages as places for peoples
231
The intimacy and expansion of space
257
home and identity in a bodily
277
Name index
291
Copyright

food leisure and the negotiation
164

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About the author (1999)

David Crouch is Senior University Research Fellow at the University of Derby and visiting Professor of Geography and Tourism at Karlstadt University, Sweden.

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