Tourism and Visual CultureVolume 1 — Theories and Concepts
Edited by Peter M. Burns, Cathy Palmer and Jo-Anne M. Lester
17th June 2010
- ISBN 9781845936099
- Language English
- Pages 266 pp.
- Size 6.875" x 9.75"
Tourism is an essentially visual experience: we leave our homes so as to travel to see places, thus adding to our personal knowledge about, and experience of, the world. The study of tourism as a complex social phenomenon, beyond simply business, is increasing in importance, and by providing an examination of perceptions of culture and society in tourism destinations through the tourist's eyes, this book discusses how destinations were, and are, created and perceived through the "lens" of the tourist's gaze. It is essential reading for researchers and students in tourism and related subjects.