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    DescriptionMusic and Tourism is the first book to comprehensively examine the links between travel and music. It combines contemporary and historical analysis of the economic and social impact of music tourism, with discussions of the cultural politics of authenticity and identity. Music tourism evokes nostalgia and meaning, and celebrates both heritage and hedonism. It is a product of commercialisation that can create community, but that also often demands artistic compromise. Diverse case studies, from the USA and UK to Australia, Jamaica and Vanuatu ,illustrate the global extent of music tourism, its contradictions and pleasures.

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    Music and Tourism
    On the Road Again
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Gibson, By (author) John Connell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 480 g
    ISBN 13: 9781873150924
    ISBN 10: 187315092X

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.6
    BIC subject category V2: KNSG
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    BIC subject category V2: KNTF
    DC22: 306.4842
    Thema V1.0: KNT, KNP
    Channel View Publications Ltd
    Imprint name
    Channel View Publications
    Publication date
    24 February 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Chris Gibson is Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of New South Wales,Sydney, Australia. His research interests combine creative industries, tourism and culturalidentities. He has written several books on music, including (Routledge, 2003), and Deadly Sounds, Deadly Places:Aboriginal Music in Australia (UNSW Press, 2004).; John Connell is Professor of Geography and Head of the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney. His research interests span mobility, tourism, music and place identities. He has published widely on urbanisation, migration, and tourism. His books Sydney: Emergence of a World City (Oxford University Press, 2000) and Small Worlds, Global Lives: Islands and Migration (Pinter, 1999).
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    Music and Tourism: On the Road Again is outstanding in every way. The authors have done a great job on presenting a very informative and focused analysis of the geography of music tourism. I'll definitely use the book when next I teach the geography of popular music.David Keeling, Western Kentucky UniversityThis book is a useful addition to the literature and a pleasure to read. As most academics love to read and music is the food of love, read and enjoy.Richard Butler, University of Strathclyde, in Annals of Tourism Research 33 (2)
    Table of contents
    Preface 1.Tourism and Music 2.Virtual Tourism 3.Musical Landscapes, Tourist Sites 4.Music in the Market: Economy, Society and Tourism 5.Music, Tourism and Culture: Authenticity and Identity 6.On The Road Again: Nostalgia and Pleasure 7.Festivals: Community and Capital 8.Conclusion: Final Notes