Cities and Visitors: Regulating People, Markets, and City Space

Cities and Visitors: Regulating People, Markets, and City Space

by Lily M. Hoffman
     
 

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The authors of this book use regulation theory to bring theoretical focus and analytic clarity to the study of urban tourism. The book opens and closes with chapters that analyze urban tourism within the context of a restructured global economy and its interaction with local and global cultural tendencies. The editors and contributors emphasize the role of the state… See more details below

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The authors of this book use regulation theory to bring theoretical focus and analytic clarity to the study of urban tourism. The book opens and closes with chapters that analyze urban tourism within the context of a restructured global economy and its interaction with local and global cultural tendencies. The editors and contributors emphasize the role of the state at different spatial scales in the production of the tourist city, examine the ways in which urban images are created, and investigate the place of sports, art museums, and other cultural forms in creating the tourism milieu. Original chapters written by leading scholars illuminate their theoretical perspective with studies of Venice, Mexico, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, London, Barcelona, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, and Australia's Gold Coast.

These studies are grouped into four categories: regulating tourists, city space, labor markets, and the tourism industry. The regulation framework allows the editors and contributors to show how the political, economic, and cultural elements of urban tourism constitute an interwoven whole.

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"Building on the insight that markets rest on political foundations, this volume of highly perceptive studies asks how tourism has become increasingly prominent on the urban scene and how this has affected urban dwellers, positively as well as negatively. Fascinating, provocative, unexpected, never simplistic, this book gives us the state of the art on this timely subject." John Mollenkopf, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center

"This book stands out in what is a rapidly growing literature on tourism by attempting a systematic empirical examination of major trends and components of urban tourism. It moves from global trends to the particular ways in which these become concrete economic, social, cultural conditions in specific cities. And it moves from detailed empirical analyses to broader interpretive framings of what it all means." Saskia Sassen, editor of Global Networks/Linked Cities

"The book is coherent, the chapters are consistent and the introduction and conclusion are well-written.....it will serve well the global economists who are interested in relationship between the global trends and tourism dynamics at the local level." Journal of American Planning Association

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444355550
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/20/2011
Series:
Studies in Urban and Social Change , #57
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
File size:
3 MB

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From the Publisher
"Building on the insight that markets rest on political foundations, this volume of highly perceptive studies asks how tourism has become increasingly prominent on the urban scene and how this has affected urban dwellers, positively as well as negatively. Fascinating, provocative, unexpected, never simplistic, this book gives us the state of the art on this timely subject." John Mollenkopf, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center

"This book stands out in what is a rapidly growing literature on tourism by attempting a systematic empirical examination of major trends and components of urban tourism. It moves from global trends to the particular ways in which these become concrete economic, social, cultural conditions in specific cities. And it moves from detailed empirical analyses to broader interpretive framings of what it all means." Saskia Sassen, editor of Global Networks/Linked Cities

"The book is coherent, the chapters are consistent and the introduction and conclusion are well-written.....it will serve well the global economists who are interested in relationship between the global trends and tourism dynamics at the local level." Journal of American Planning Association

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