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- DescriptionWith more than 230 million international tourists a year, the Mediterranean region is the largest tourist destination in the world. This book outlines that its ecomic importance is matched by its significance as a cultural and aesthetic phemen. Through a series of ethgraphic insights into some of the key sites of mass Mediterranean tourism, it focuses on package tourists' experiences of the serial, banal and depthless spaces that are mushrooming along the coast and the enchantments, dissolutions and dreams that saturate them. Moving away from the tion of authentic places corrupted by mass tourism, the book shows how new forms and spaces are made and remade by the mobilities and performances of locals, workers and tourists. Finally, the book looks at the complex materialities of mass tourism and the many networks that make it possible.
- Author BiographyDr Pau Obrador Pons is a lecturer in geography at the University of Sunderland, Dr Mike Crang is Reader in the Department of Geography, Durham University. and Dr Penny Travlou is a Research Fellow in the OPENspace Research Centre at Edinburgh College of Arts, UK.
- Author(s)Pau Obrador Pons
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication21/09/2009
- SubjectGeography & Earth Science: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleNew Directions in Tourism Analysis
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAshgate Publishing Limited
- Content Noteincludes 23 b&w illustrations
- Weight496 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Edited byMike Crang,Penny Travlou
- Series Edited byProfessor Dimitri Ioannides
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