Slow Tourism, Food and Cities

Slow Tourism, Food and Cities : Pace and the Search for the "Good Life"

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Slow Food began in the late 1980s as a response to the spread of fast food establishments and as a larger statement against globalization and the perceived deterioration of modern life. Since then, slow practices have permeated into other areas, including cities and territories and travel and tourism.





This book provides an in-depth examination of slow food, tourism and cities, demonstrating how these elements are intertwined with one other as part of the modern search for "the good life." Part 1 locates the slow concept within the larger social setting of modernity and investigates claims made by the slow movement, examining aesthetic and instrumental values inherent to it. Part 2 explores the practices and places of slow, containing both conceptual and empirical chapters in Italy, the birthplace of the movement. Part 3 provides a comparative perspective by examining the practices in Spain, the UK, Germany and Canada.





Slow Tourism, Food and Cities offers key theoretical insights and alternative perspectives on the varying practices and meanings of slow from a cultural, sociological and ethical perspective. It is a valuable text for students and scholars of sociology, geography, urban studies, social movements, travel and tourism, and food studies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 19.05mm | 649g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 11 Line drawings, black and white; 13 Tables, black and white; 11 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138920916
  • 9781138920910

Table of contents

1. Introduction: The rise of slow in a fast world


Michael Clancy





Part 1: Locating Slow: The philosophical and sociological roots of the Slow movement





2. `Travel too fast and you miss all you travel for': Slower mobilities and the politics of pace
Jennie Germann Molz





3. Slow tourism: a theoretical framework
Viviana Calzati and Paola de Salvo





4. Slow travel and tourism: new concept or new label?


Peter McGrath and Richard Sharpley





5. Practicing slow: political and ethical implications


Michael Clancy





Part 2: Places and Practices of Slow





6. Creative tourism as slow tourism
Roberto Lavarini and Rosantonietta Scramaglia





7. Slow food in slow tourism


Paolo Corvo and Raffaele Matacena





8. Slow and intelligent cities: When slow is also smart


Giovanni Tocci





9. Between slow tourists and operators: expectations and implications of a strategic cross-border proposal


Moreno Zago





10. Cittaslow: The Emilia-Romagna case


Gabriele Manella





Part 3: Comparative Perspectives





11. Successful integration of slow and sustainable tourism: a case study of food tourism in the alpine region of Algovia, Germany


Katia Laura Sidali and Maria de Obeso





12. The experiential value of slow tourism: A Spanish perspective


Jose Manuel Hernandez-Mogollon, Elide Di-Clemente, Ana Maria Campon-Cerro and Jose Antonio Folgado-Fernandez





13. Embedding Slow Tourism and the `Slow Phases' framework: The case of Cambridge, UK


Michael B. Duignan and Chris Wilbert





14. Drinking in the good life: Tourism mobilities and the slow movement in wine country


Donna Senese, Filippo Randelli, John Hull, and Colleen Hiner





15. Conclusion: The promises and pitfalls of slow


Michael Clancy
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About Michael Clancy

Michael Clancy is Professor of political science in the Department of Politics, Economics, and International Studies at the University of Hartford, USA. He is the author of two books on tourism and development in Mexico and Ireland, respectively, and has written on various aspects of tourism and political economy.
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