Histories of Tourism: Representation, Identity and Conflict

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John K. Walton
Channel View Publications, Jan 1, 2005 - Business & Economics - 244 pages
This collection of essays presents develops the historical dimension to tourism studies through thematic case studies. The editor's introduction argues for the importance of a closer relationship between history and tourism studies, and an international team of contributors explores the relationships between tourism, representations, environments and identities in settings ranging from the global to the local, from the Roman Empire to the twentieth century, and from Frinton to the 'Far East'.
 

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Contents

The Contributors
1
Kristin Semmens is Lecturer and PostDoctoral Research Fellow
5
The Role of Travel Journalism
39
Marketing the Intangible at British Resorts
55
Tourism in Augustan Society 44 BCAD
69
The Development
88
Representations of Victorian Paradise
104
Tourism in the Third Reich
144
Constructing an Austrian
162
Tourists and Expatriates
179
Tourism at Pleasure Grounds in Interwar England
195
A Case Study
211
Tourism Preservation
228
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John K. Walton is Professor of Social History at the University of Central Lancashire, and founding president of the International Commission for the History of Travel and Tourism. He has published widely on British, Spanish and comparative history, with a special interest in the history of seaside resorts, tourism and regional identities. His books include The English Seaside Resort: A Social History, 1750-1914 (Leicester, 1983), Blackpool (Edinburgh, 1998); The British Seaside: holidays and Resorts in the Twentieth Century (Manchester, 2000); and (with Professor Gary Cross) The Playful Crowd (New York, forthcoming 2005).

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