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Travel Connections

Author : Jennie Germann Molz
ISBN : 9780415682855
Genre : Social Science
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Living in a world that is increasingly 'on the move' means that many of us now rely on mobile devices, social media, and networking technologies to coordinate togetherness with our social networks even when we are apart. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in the emerging practices of 'interactive travel'. Today's travellers are more likely than ever to pack a laptop or a mobile phone and to use these devices to stay in touch with friends and family members – as well as to connect with strangers and other travellers – while they are on the road. New practices such as location-aware navigating, travel blogging, flashpacking and Couchsurfing now shape the way travellers engage with each other, with their social networks, and with the world around them. Travel Connections prompts a rethinking of the key paradigms in tourism studies in the digital age. Interactive travel calls into question longstanding tourism concepts such as landscape, the tourist gaze, hospitality, authenticity and escape. The book proposes a range of new concepts to describe the way tourists inhabit the world and engage with their social networks in the twenty-first century: smart tourism, the mediated gaze, mobile conviviality, re-enchantment and embrace. Based on intensive fieldwork with interactive travellers, Travel Connections offers a detailed account of this emerging phenomenon and uncovers the new forms of mediated and face-to-face togetherness that become possible in a mobile world. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, tourism and hospitality, new media, cosmopolitanism studies, mobility studies and cultural studies.

European Cosmopolitanism

Author : Gurminder K. Bhambra
ISBN : 9781317335726
Genre : Social Science
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This book provides a fresh examination of the cosmopolitan project of post-war Europe from a variety of perspectives. It explores the ways in which European cosmopolitanism can be theorized differently if we take into account histories which have rarely been at the forefront of such understandings. It also uses neglected historical resources to draw out new and unexpected entanglements and connections between understandings of European cosmopolitanism both in Europe and elsewhere. The final part of the book places European cosmopolitanism in tension with contemporary postcolonial configurations around diaspora, migration, and austerity. Overall, it seeks to draw attention to the ways in which Europe’s posited others have always been very much a part of Europe’s colonial histories and its postcolonial present.

Transnationale Lebenswelten Europa Als Kommunikationsraum

Author : Christian Schwarzenegger
ISBN : 9783869622279
Genre : Social Science
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Das Europa der EU gilt oft als eines, das mit "dem wirklichen Leben der Menschen" nichts zu tun hat. Auch die Kommunikationswissenschaft betrachtet Europa meist in einer Perspektive von oben, während der kommunikative Alltag von Menschen kaum in den Fokus gerät. Welche Rolle aber spielen Identifikationsangebote wie Region oder Nation und wie verhalten sich diese zu "Europa", wenn Menschen in hochgradig mobilen und vernetzten Gesellschaften leben, an die Massenkommunikationsbestände der Welt Anschluss finden können, und permanent mit potenziell global ausgedehnten persönlichen Netzwerken verbunden sind? Welche Folgen hat es für die Ausbildung von kollektiver Zugehörigkeit und die Formierung von (transnationaler) Öffentlichkeit, wenn Grenzverläufe von Lebenswelten nicht mit politischen Verwaltungseinheiten oder primären Empfangs- bzw. Verbreitungsgebieten von Massenmedien kongruent sind? Der Autor diskutiert die Lebenswelt des Alltags im Kontext sozialer und kultureller Wandlungsprozesse wie Globalisierung, Transnationalisierung, Mobilisierung und Mediatisierung und identifiziert dabei Bausteine für eine Theorie des Kommunikationsraums. Diese ermöglichen es, alltägliche Lebenswelten und transnationale Vergemeinschaftungsprozesse unter Mediatisierungsbedingungen von unten analytisch zu fassen. Dazu werden Formen und Bedingungen von Kommunikation mit Raum als materiellem Substrat der Lebenswelt und anhand seiner strukturierenden Rolle für Kommunikationsprozesse verbunden. Das vorgeschlagene Verständnis von Kommunikationsraum ist nicht auf Europa begrenzt, sondern auf eine Vielzahl von Fragestellungen anwendbar, die von einer Verbindung zwischen Lebenswelt-, Öffentlichkeits- und Mediatisierungsforschung profitieren können, um medien- und soziokulturellen Wandel in einer nicht medienzentrierten Perspektive zu adressieren.

Mobilizing Hospitality

Author : Sarah Gibson
ISBN : 9781317094968
Genre : Social Science
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The concept of ’mobility’ has sparked lively academic debate in recent years. Drawing on research from the fields of anthropology, geography, sociology and tourism studies, this volume examines the intersection between mobility and hospitality, highlighting the issues that emerge as we encounter strangers in a mobile world. Through a series of diverse empirical accounts, it focuses on the transnational movement of people in the contexts of migration and tourism and examines how hospitality serves as a way of promoting and policing encounters, questioning how these relations are marked by exclusion as well as inclusion, and by violence as well as by kindness. In addition to exploring the power relations between mobile populations (hosts and guests) and attitudes (hospitality and hostility), the book also examines spaces of hospitality and mobility, such as cities, hotels, clubs, cafes, spas, asylums, restaurants, homes and homepages. In doing so, it makes a significant contribution to the political and ethical dimensions of mobile social relations.

Translocal Geographies

Author : Ayona Datta
ISBN : 9781317007050
Genre : Social Science
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Bringing together a wide range of original empirical research from locations and interconnected geographical contexts from Europe, Australasia, Asia, Africa, Central and Latin America, this book sets out a different agenda for mobility - one which emphasizes the enduring connectedness between, and embeddedness within, places during and after the experience of mobility. These issues are examined through the themes of home and family, neighbourhoods and city spaces and allow the reader to engage with migrants' diverse practices which are specifically local, yet spatially global. This book breaks new ground by arguing for a spatial understanding of translocality that situates the migrant experience within/across particular 'locales' without confining it to the territorial boundedness of the nation state. It will be of interest to academics and students of social and cultural geography, anthropology and transnational studies.

Disruptive Tourism And Its Untidy Guests

Author : S. Veijola
ISBN : 9781137399502
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This book invokes the radical potentialities of 'untidiness' to envision alternative arrangements of social life and hospitality. Instead of trying to manage sustainability or tidy up tourist situations, the authors embrace the messiness of human relations and argue for more creative, embodied and ethical ontologies of tourism and mobility.

Family Tourism

Author : Heike Schanzel
ISBN : 9781845413279
Genre : Business & Economics
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This cutting-edge international book brings together leading experts? latest research in the field of family tourism by adding to its underdeveloped knowledge base. Family Tourism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives underlines the infancy of academic family tourism research that belies its market importance and directs towards future implications and theoretical debates about the place of families within tourism.

Encyclopedia Of Community

Author : DAVID LEVINSON
ISBN : 9780761925989
Genre : Communities
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Tourism Security

Author : Peter Tarlow
ISBN : 9780124115729
Genre : Social Science
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Tourism security is an important part of both security management and tourism. Private security professionals and police departments in tourism cities, as well as hotels, major attractions, and theme parks, have all come to realize that tourism security and safety issues (often called tourism surety) are essential for industry survival and success. In Tourism Security, leading expert Peter Tarlow addresses a range of key issues in tourism safety and security. The book guides the reader through a study of tourism security themes and best practices. Topics include the relationship between tourism security and the economy, hotel and motel security, risk and crisis management, public places, transportation, and legal issues. The book also includes case studies of four popular tourist destinations. With each destination, an interview with a police or security representative is included—providing unique, in-depth insight to security concerns. Tourism Security is an invaluable resource for private security professionals, police departments that serve tourist destinations, and tourism professionals who work in hotels or convention centers, or at attractions, casinos, or events. Explains what tourism security is and outlines safety procedures for different tourism environments Serves as a resource tool and how-to for implementing best practices Includes detailed case studies of four popular tourist destinations: Charleston, South Carolina, the Dominican Republic, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Death And Life Of Great American Cities

Author : Jane Jacobs
ISBN : 9780525432852
Genre : Social Science
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Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

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