The Business of Tourism: Place, Faith, and History

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Oktober 2006



"The Business of Tourism" transports readers from the foundations of mass leisure travel in 1860s Egypt to contemporary religious sight-seeing in Branson, Missouri; from the Stalinist Soviet Union to post-Soviet Cuba. This collection of ten essays explores the enterprises, institutions, and technologies of tourist activity.


Preface -Philip Scranton PART I: COMMODIFYING PLACE
Chapter 1: The East as an Exhibit: Thomas Cook & Son and the Origins of the International Tourism Industry In Egypt -Waleed Hazbun
Chapter 2: The Compagnie Generale Transatlantique and the Development of Saharan Tourism in North Africa -Kenneth J. Perkins
Chapter 3: "Food palaces built of sausages [and] great ships of lamb chops": The Gastronomical Fair of Dijon as Consuming Spectacle -Philip Whalen PART 2: ENGAGING RELIGION
Chapter 4: Consuming Simple Gifts: Shakers, Visitors, Goods -Brian Bixby
Chapter 5: "I Would Much Rather See a Sermon than Hear One": Experiencing Faith at Silver Dollar City -Aaron K. Ketchell
Chapter 6: "Troubles Tourism": Debating History and Voyeurism in Belfast, Northern Ireland -Molly Hurley Depret PART 3: MARKETING COMMUNISM
Chapter 7: "There's No Place Like Home": Soviet Tourism in Late Stalinism -Anne Gorsuch
Chapter 8: Dangerous Liaisons: Soviet-Block Tourists and the Temptations of the Yugoslav Good Life in the 1960s and 1970s -Patrick Hyder Patterson
Chapter 9: A Means of Last Resort: The European Transformation of the Cuban Hotel Industry and the American Response, 1987-2004 -Evan R. Ward Afterword -Janet F. Davidson Contributors Acknowledgments Index


Philip Scranton is Professor of History at Rutgers University, Camden, and Director of the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society at the Hagley Museum and Library. His books include Food Nations: Selling Taste in Consumer Societies and Industrializing Organisms: Introducing Evolutionary History. Janet F. Davidson is Historian at the Cape Fear Museum, Wilmington, North Carolina. She is coauthor of On the Move: Transportation and the American Story.

EAN: 9780812239683
ISBN: 0812239687
Untertitel: 'Hagley Perspectives on Busines'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2006
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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