This is a critical introduction to the relations between tourism, tourists, and tourism spaces. It fuses economic and cultural perspectives to explain how tourism is dependent on place and space, while at the same time as defining those places and spaces. Examining different levels of scale - from local to global - Tourism and Tourism Spaces is informed by the discussion of three key processes: - production and consumption of tourist spaces - consumption and commodification of tourist experiences - construction and reconstruction of tourist spaces Each chapter engages with different theoretical perspectives; is illustrated with comparative examples and case studies; uses tables, boxes and figures throughout; and concludes with a summary. An integrated and systematic review of a range of theoretical positions - that integrates economic and cultural - Tourism and Tourism Spaces will be a key resource for students of geography, sociology, management studies, hospitality studies, and leisure studies.

Mapping Tourism Consumption: From Fordism to McDonaldization

Mapping Tourism Consumption: From Fordism to McDonaldization

Mapping tourism consumption: From fordism to McDonaldization

Perspectives on Tourism Consumption

During the 1990s Urry sought to outline a sociology of consumption ‘concerned with the differential purchase, use and symbolic significance of material objects’ (1995:129), but more especially in relation to the consumption of tourism. This is part of a wider set of studies that recognize that people's lives are shaped not only by their occupations and the nature of production but, more importantly, also by consumer goods and services. According to some commentators, consumer processes and goods are the most significant elements of developed societies (McCracken 1990). In such societies, McCracken argues, consumption is a cultural phenomenon and without consumer goods ‘these developed societies would lose key instruments for the ...

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