The Tourist Gaze, Third Edition restructures, reworks and remakes the groundbreaking previous versions making this successful book even more relevant for tourism students, researchers and designers in the new century. The tourist gaze remains an agenda setting theory, incorporating new principles and research. Packed full of fascinating insights this new edition is fresh and contemporary, intelligently broadening its theoretical and geographical scope and providing a nuanced account which responds to various critiques.The book has been significantly revised to include up-to-date empirical data, many new case studies and fresh concepts. Three new chapters have been added which explore photography and digitization, embodied performances, risks, and alternative futures.Innovative and informative, this book is essential reading for all involved in contemporary tourism, leisure, cultural policy, design, economic regeneration, heritage and the arts.
Chapter 6: Places, Buildings and Design
Places, Buildings and Design
In much tourism writing, the main focus is upon tourists and what they do and why they are motivated to go to certain kinds of place at particular periods of the year. There is a focus upon human subjects. But in this book we are also concerned with the places that are made and remade through the different forms of the gaze of such tourists. Indeed, we are interested in how places are intertwined with people through systems that generate and reproduce performances in and of place (and by comparison with other places). In Performing Tourist Places, we analysed tourist places through the metaphor of the ‘sandcastle’ (Baerenholdt et al., 2004; Coleman and Crang, 2002a; see Chapter 8). ...