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The Beautiful Country: Tourism and the Impossible State of Destination Italy

£39.00

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Hardcover published by University of Toronto Press, first edition, 2015.

Every year, Italy swells with millions of tourists who infuse the economy with billions of dollars and almost outnumber Italians themselves. In fact, Italy has been a model tourist destination for longer than it has been a modern state. 'The Beautiful Country' explores the enduring popularity of "destination Italy," and its role in the development of the global mass tourism industry. 

Stephanie Malia Hom tracks the evolution of this particular touristic imaginary through texts, practices, and spaces, beginning with the guidebooks that frame Italy as an idealized land of leisure and finishing with destination Italy's replication around the world.

Using an interdisciplinary methodology that includes archival research, ethnographic fieldwork, literary criticism, and spatial analysis, 'The Beautiful Country' reveals destination Italy's paramount role in the creation of modern mass tourism.

Hardback with dust jacket. Like new.

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Author(s):
Stephanie Malia Hom
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
236x161x27
EAN-13:
9781442648722
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781442648722
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
313
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press

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Hardcover published by University of Toronto Press, first edition, 2015.

Every year, Italy swells with millions of tourists who infuse the economy with billions of dollars and almost outnumber Italians themselves. In fact, Italy has been a model tourist destination for longer than it has been a modern state. 'The Beautiful Country' explores the enduring popularity of "destination Italy," and its role in the development of the global mass tourism industry. 

Stephanie Malia Hom tracks the evolution of this particular touristic imaginary through texts, practices, and spaces, beginning with the guidebooks that frame Italy as an idealized land of leisure and finishing with destination Italy's replication around the world.

Using an interdisciplinary methodology that includes archival research, ethnographic fieldwork, literary criticism, and spatial analysis, 'The Beautiful Country' reveals destination Italy's paramount role in the creation of modern mass tourism.

Hardback with dust jacket. Like new.

Author(s):
Stephanie Malia Hom
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
236x161x27
EAN-13:
9781442648722
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781442648722
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
313
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press

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