At the end of the twentieth century, tourism is the world's largest single industry. Tourism, however, is not only an economic and social phenomenon but can be 'read' in semiotic terms centred around dreams of alternatives to everyday life. The images, which today dominate advertisements for tourist products, had to be constructed and sustained, invented and remoulded over a long historical process. It seems that without this distinctive historical and cultural 'baggage' the remarkable social practice of taking holidays would not have evolved. Even if tourism saw its most spectacular development in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in terms of the numbers involved, it rests on a cultural foundation inaugurated in the early modern period. The Making of Modern Tourism was a long-term process, deeply rooted in the cultural and intellectual, economic and social history of Britain.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2002|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
JOHN BECKERSON Museum Curator, Oral Historian and Researcher for Universities, Heritage Bodies and Government CHLOE CHARD Literary Historian, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles TOBIAS DÖRING Lecturer in Literature and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität, Berlin ALEXANDER C.T. GEPPERT Research Associate, Department of History, Institute of Florence EVELINE KILIAN Lecturer in English Literature, Tübingen University, Germany HELGA QUADFLIEG Lecturer in English Literature, University of Würzburg, Germany STEPHEN PRICKETT Regius Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Galsgow GERHARD STILZ Professor of English Literature, Tübingen University, Germany JOHN WALTON Professor of Social History and Director of Research in History, University of Central Lancashire SUE WRIGHT Doctoral Scholar, History Department, Sheffield Hallam University.
Table of ContentsBritain and the Making of Modern Tourism: An Interdisciplinary Approach; H.Berghoff & B.Korte Approved Civilities and the Fruits of Peregrination: Elizabethan and Jacobean Travellers and the Making of Englishness; H.Quadflieg From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: The Anxieties of Sightseeing; C.Chard Circles and Straight Lines: Romantic Versions of Tourism; S.Prickett Heroic Travellers, Romantic Landscapes: The Colonial Sublime in Indian, Australian and American Art and Literature; G.Stilz British Tourism Between Industrialization and Globalization: An Overview; J.K.Walton Marketing British Tourism: Government Approaches to the Stimulation of a Service Sector, 1880-1950; J.Beckerson From Privilege to Commodity? Modern Tourism and the Rise of the Consumer Society; H.Berghoff Sun, Sea, Sand and Self-Expression: Mass Tourism as an Individual Experience; S.Wright Engineer's Holiday: L.T.C. Rolt, Industrial Heritage and Tourism; C.Harvie True Copies: Time and Space Travels at British Imperial Exhibitions, 1880-1930; A.C.T. Geppert Travelling in Transience; T.Döring Exploring London: Walking the City-(Re-)Writing the City; E.Kilian Julian Barnes, England, England : Tourism as a Critique of Postmodernism; B.Korte Index