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    Explorer Travellers and Adventure Tourism (Tourism and Cultural Change) (Hardback) By (author) Jennifer Laing, By (author) Warwick Frost

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    DescriptionThis book examines the nexus between exploring and tourism and argues that exploration travel - based heavily on explorer narratives and the promises of personal challenges and change - is a major trend in future tourism. In particular, it analyses how romanticised myths of explorers form a foundation for how modern day tourists view travel and themselves. Its scope ranges from the 'Golden Age' of imperial explorers in the 19th and early 20th centuries, through the growth of adventure and extreme tourism, to possible future trends including space travel. The volume should appeal to researchers and students across a variety of disciplines, including tourism studies, sociology, geography and history.

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    Explorer Travellers and Adventure Tourism
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    By (author) Jennifer Laing, By (author) Warwick Frost
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 460 g
    ISBN 13: 9781845414580
    ISBN 10: 1845414586

    B&T Book Type: NF
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    DC22: 910.4
    BIC subject category V2: KNSG
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    DC22: 338.4791
    Libri: I-BE
    BISAC V2.8: BUS081000
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17870
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    DC23: 338.4791
    LC classification: G516 .L35 2014
    Thema V1.0: KNP
    Channel View Publications Ltd
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    Channel View Publications Ltd
    Publication date
    15 August 2014
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    Author Information
    Jennifer Laing is a Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University, Australia. Her research interests include heritage, events, travel narratives and the interaction between media, popular culture and tourism. She also co-edits the Advances in Event Research series (Routledge) with Warwick Frost. Warwick Frost is an Associate Professor at La Trobe University, Australia. His research interests include natural and cultural heritage and the interplay between tourism and popular culture. His recent publications include Books and Travel (with Jennifer Laing, 2012).
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    Engaging, well-written and concise, this book provides a context for the tourist-traveller debate - a microcosm of social and cultural complexity where the quotidian meets the extraordinary and the economy of colonisation meets the egos of the great explorers. It is this legacy that explains our ongoing fascination with frontier adventure travel from exotic journeys through 'otherness' to space travel. Paul Beedie, University of Bedfordshire, UK In this topical volume, Jennifer Laing and Warwick Frost venture into uncharted conceptual territory to portray the socio-cultural context of explorer travel. In a comprehensive and critical review of archetypal, fictive and autobiographic narratives of the frontier traveler - including seldom depicted female adventurers - they vividly demonstrate how mediatized adventure pursuits affect a wide range of contemporary tourism experiences, also encompassing food explorers and space tourists. A long anticipated cross-disciplinary reconceptualization of the transformative journey! Szilvia Gyimothy, Aalborg University, Denmark This book is absolutely stunning. No dull moments while reading it. Its easy writing style, enlightening and amusing citations from interviews and published texts, and the authors' own reflections tease your inner explorer and adventurer. Look out - your view on travelling will change while reading this meaningful text, and most likely you'll start planning your own expedition. Reidar Johan Mykletun, University of Stavanger, Norway
    Table of contents
    1. Introducing the Explorer Traveller Section 1 - The Hero's Journey 2. The Call to Adventure 3. Preparation and Departure 4. The Journey 5. The Return Section 2 - Imagining Explorers 6. Fiction and the Myth of the Explorer 7. Desert Island Castaways 8. Re-enactments Section 3 - Tourists At Play 9. Crossing Borders 10. On Safari Section 4 - The Future 11. Destination Mars 12. The Explorer Traveller: The Myth Continues Sources References