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The role of the body and the concept of embodiment have largely been neglected in anthropological studies of tourism. This book explores the notion of the tourist body and develops understanding of how touristic practice is embodied practice, not only for tourists but also for those who work in tourism.


This book provides a more holistic understanding of the role of the body in making and re-making self and world by engaging with tourism. This collection brings together scholars whose work intersects with the anthropology of tourism who each draw upon ethnographically informed research based on international case studies that include India, Turkey, Australia and Tasmania, Denmark, the United States, Nepal, France, Italy, South Africa and Spain. The case studies focus on a variety of themes including human and nonhuman 'bodies'.


The range of case studies gives the book an international appeal that makes it valuable to academic researchers and students in the disciplines of social anthropology, cultural geography, sociology, philosophy and the field of tourism studies itself.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 226 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 17.78mm | 603g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 Line drawings, black and white; 24 Halftones, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white; 25 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138573558
  • 9781138573550

Table of contents

List of Figures


List of Tables


Notes on Contributors





1. Tourism and Embodiment: Animating the Field





Catherine Palmer and Hazel Andrews





2. Re-encountering Bodies: Tourists and Children on the Riverfront of Banaras





Jenny Huberman


3. Never Just an Any Body. Tourist Encounters with Wild Bears in Yosemite National Park


Sally Ann Ness


4. Queer Bodies and the Construction of Tourism Destination Space


Bradley Rink


5. Rethinking the Body in the Touristic Scenario: The Elusiveness of Embodying Disability into Tourism


Rafael Cruces Portales and Antonio Miguel Nogues-Pedregal


6. Yoga as an Embodied Journey toward Flexibility, Openness and Balance


Amy Speier


7. Yoga-scapes, Embodiment and Imagined Spiritual Tourism





Patrick McCartney


8. Embodying Dyke on Bike: Motorcycling, Travel and the Politics of Belonging On-the-Move


Anna de Jong


9. A Matter of Life and Death: Tourism as Sensual Remembrance


Geoffrey Bird, Hilary Leighton and Ann-Kathrin McLean


10. Bodies at Sea: 'Water' as Interface in Viking Heritage Communication


Michael Haldrup


11. Daily Female Embodied Experiences of Slow Food Making in Halfeti Southeast Turkey


Anna Elisabeth Kuijpers


12. Clay, Glass and Everyday Life: Craft-Artists' Embodiment in the Tourist Landscape





Solene Prince


13. Material-bodily Assemblages on a Multi-day Wilderness Walk





Kaya Barry


14. Phenomenological Anthropology of Interactive Travel: Mediated Responsivity and Inter-placed Mobilities


Christopher A. Howard and Wendelin Kupers


15. Afterword


Soile Veijola





Index
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About Catherine Palmer

Catherine Palmer, PhD, is an anthropologist, Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories, University of Brighton, UK, and a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute.


Hazel Andrews, PhD, is a social anthropologist and Reader in Tourism, Culture and Society at Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
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