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 establishmentsand 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 One 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 Two 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 more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 19.05mm | 521.63g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 11 black & white illustrations, 13 black & white tables, 11 black & white line drawings
  • 1138920916
  • 9781138920910

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 more

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 Clancyshow more