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The Tourist Gaze 3.0

The Tourist Gaze 3.0

Third Edition

August 2011 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"The original Tourist Gaze was a classic, marking out a new land to study and appreciate. This new edition extends into fresh areas with the same passion and insight of the object. Even more essential reading!"
- Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor, Warwick University

This new edition of a seminal text restructures, reworks and remakes the groundbreaking previous versions making this book even more relevant for tourism students, researchers and designers. 'The tourist gaze' remains an agenda setting theory. Packed full of fascinating insights this major new edition intelligently broadens its theoretical and geographical scope to provide an account which responds to various critiques.

All chapters have been significantly revised to include up-to-date empirical data, many new case studies and fresh concepts. Three new chapters have been added which explore:

  • photography and digitization
  • embodied performances
  • risks and alternative futures

This book is essential reading for all involved in contemporary tourism, leisure, cultural policy, design, economic regeneration, heritage and the arts.

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to 3.0
Mass Tourism
Working under the Gaze
Changing Tourist Cultures
Places, Buildings and Design
Vision and Photography
Risks and Futures

Urry's original 1990 text was ground breaking for its time. This new 3.0 edition continues to plot the cultural changes brought about by the continuing extension of liquid modernity over the globe. The Tourist Gaze 3.0 is an excellent text for undergraduates. The chapters are perfect starting points from which to initiate debates on emergent geographies, cultural performances and new outlooks in our era of mass mobilities and spectacularized markets.

Mr John Aitken
November 14, 2013

An excellent update to a seminal text. The chapter on Tourism Risks and Futures is particularly salient (for my purposes). I always recommend it to my final year UG and PG(T) students studying social science perspectives on tourism.

Mr Tim Gale
Faculty of the Built Environment, University of the West of England, Bristol
May 14, 2013

An easy to follow text with interesting perspectives and approaches to key issues within and affecting the industry. Students will particularly find chapters 1-3, 5 and 9 useful for their studies within a number of modules on their programme.

Ms Luane Quigley
Hospitality, Tourism & Sport, North West Regional College
December 18, 2012

I find this updated landmark contribution to the study of tourism sociology once again very useful as a basis of rich discussions at a Master's degree class in Tourist Behaviour.

Mr Volker Rundshagen
Int. Tourism Management, Cologne Business School
November 21, 2012

I have asked the librarian to buy some copies, since it will be suggested for students in Tourism and Constructed Identities, and also for the Literature Exam in Tourism Geography.
This is a classical book, and the rivisitation of the "gazing" concept to embed staging and performing, plus the tourist photography and visual analysis, is very relevant to explain the changing tourisms and behaviours. More and more Master theses are addressing issues through these concepts. These are also available through various journal articles, and that is why it is sufficient to have a librarian purchase.

Dr Paola Minoia
Department of Geography, University of Helsinki
October 10, 2012

Great update to previous editions. recommended as essential reading and also for student led research projects.

Miss Kathryn Bell
School of Recreation, Sport & Tourism, University College Birmingham
October 9, 2012

New and essential version of a key book for mobility studies.

Dr Raquel Huete
Sociologia I, University of Alicante
September 13, 2012

together with my colleague we have decided to make the destination text supplementary reading for the new courses starting in year 3 and 4. The text is comprhensive and provides insight is various aspects of DM that is not or hardly covered by other books on the topic

Mr Karel Werdler
tourism & leisure management dept, Inholland university of applied sciences
August 21, 2012

The Tourist Gaze 3.0 contains significant amounts of new material compared to the previous edition of The Tourist Gaze. While still providing authoritative overviews of social and cultural theories of tourism, the history and economics of tourism, and, of course, the practices and materialities associated with the tourist gaze, each of the chapters has been updated. There are also new chapters on photography, performance, and 'risks and futures' that keep the argument bang up to date.

Dr Jason Lim
Geography , Queen Mary, University of London
May 15, 2012

A true classic for everyone who is interested in the field of visual impact on society. The latest edition is even better, following new media and general Zeitgist flows.

Dr Stefan Zimmermann
Geography, University of Osnabruck
May 2, 2012

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Chapter One

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