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  • Page extent: 240 pages
  • Size: 232 x 157 mm
  • Weight: 0.37 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780733607028 | ISBN-10: 0733607020)

  • Published July 1998

Unavailable - out of print

US $101.80
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Tourism, Leisure, Sport: Critical Perspectives is an up-to-date and provocative collection of essays for undergraduate and research students. It is aimed at all those involved in studying or teaching tourism, leisure and sport, sociology, cultural studies and related areas. In this text, the editors and contributors make a fresh, ideas-based appraisal of a dynamic field of inquiry. It gives unusual prominence to the critical study of tourism, a subject of ever-increasing economic, cultural, social and educational significance in Australia. Five major themes runt through the book: inequality, globalisation, culture and authenticity, the Sydney 2000 Olympics and 'the margins'.


Part 1: Tourism 2. Tourist worlds as monocultures: Learning from the Gold Coast 3. Selling the Dreamtime: Aboriginal culture in Australian tourism 4. Australian casinos:” Gambling with tourism and leisure? 5. Urban tourism: The regional temptations of Honeysuckle 6. Ecotourism: Natue protected or nature commodified? 7. Tourism, 'Australianness' and Sydney 2000 Part 2: Leisure 8. The coming of the leisure society? Leisure time use in contemporary Australia 9. Leisure and ethnic diversity in Australia 10. Playing queer: Leisure in the lives of gay men 11. The art of the Games: Leisure, toursim and the Cultural Olympiad 12. Televiosns tour de force: The nation watches the Olympic Games 13. End of work or work without end? The 'problem' of leisure in Australia Part 3: Sport 14. Framing a critical sports sociology in the age of globalisaiton 15. Is the carnival over? Soccer support and hooliganism in Australia 16. Gender and organisational power in Australian sport 17. Scouting for boys: Sport looks at men 18. Global television: The Atlanta Olympics opening ceremony 19. Sydney 2000: Cargo cult of Australian sport?

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