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Travel and tourism

Crang, M.



D. Sibley

P. Jackson

D. Atkinson

N. Washbourne


Travel is a spatial practice that has been at the heart of geography. In its earliest origins geography was the stuff of travellers tales, mixing accounts of varying degrees of heroism and veracity it long functioned to tell people back here what was going over there. I want to take us through this then, firstly in the ways in which travel has created and shaped geographical knowledge, Second, I want to use this to raise questions about the types of knowledge produced - to suggest we need to think critically about this legacy. Third, I want to think through the experience of journeys. These will focus on the possible transformations of the traveller through 'rites of passage' of various types. Finally then we will look at the structure of contemporary tourist journeys, destinations and how they relate to more celebrated kinds of journeys


Crang, M. (2005). Travel and tourism. In D. Sibley, P. Jackson, D. Atkinson, & N. Washbourne (Eds.), Cultural geography : a critical dictionary of key ideas (34-40). I.B. Tauris

Publication Date 2005-06
Deposit Date Apr 7, 2008
Pages 34-40
Book Title Cultural geography : a critical dictionary of key ideas.
Keywords Geographical knowledge, Exploration.
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