By Pau Obrador Pons, Mike Crang

With greater than 230 million overseas travelers a 12 months, the Mediterranean zone is the most important vacationer vacation spot on the earth. certainly, it really is now much less united through olive, grain and vine cultivation than the fortnightly pulse of the package deal journey, the circulate of inn kinds and the shared tradition of sun-seeking tourism. This e-book argues that its fiscal value is matched via its value as cultural and aesthetic phenomena. Mass tourism has caused new social and cultural formations that blend worldwide, nationwide and native impacts. There has, as but, been little research of those new cultural formations. This ebook deals a chain of insights into a number of the key websites of mass Mediterranean tourism, together with the seashore, the island, the vacationer inn and the coastal inn. It additionally specializes in the 'mass' point and displays at the 'banal' studies of the package deal vacationer, in addition to the serial and depthless areas which are mushrooming alongside the coast and the enchantments, dissolutions and goals that saturate them. relocating clear of the idea of actual locations corrupted by way of mass tourism, it examines new kinds and areas created, co-produced via locals and travelers, seeing them as postmodern with remodeled meanings reminiscent of the recoding the traditional with irony and kitsch. It additionally develops an technique that is delicate to social practices and embodied performances equivalent to images, inn actions and nightlife. eventually, the booklet appears on the complicated materilities of mass tourism, in addition to the numerous networks that give the chance. All in all, this quantity presents an up-to the minute key reference at the cultures of mass tourism.

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