The book has 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.
Some interviews reported here were conducted under the auspices of the ESRC Initiative on the Changing Urban and Regional System.
I am grateful to that Initiative in first prompting me to take holiday-making ‘seriously’.
Lancaster colleagues with whom I have discussed these topics (some also making very helpful comments on Chapter 8) include Sara Ahmed, Gordon Clark, Carol Crawshaw, Bülent Diken, Anne-Marie Fortier, Robin Grove-White, Kevin Hetherington, Vincent Kaufmann, Phil Macnaghten, Colin Pooley, Katrin Schneeberger and Mimi Sheller.
Working on graduate matters in the Sociology Department with Pennie Drinkall and Claire O'Donnell has been a pleasure over the past few years.
This is perhaps the only college essay book that anyone will need; it is that successful.
It is particularly useful for getting ideas on essay topics.
The tourist gaze remains an agenda setting theory, incorporating new principles and research.
Packed full of fascinating insights this new edition is fresh and contemporary, intelligently broadening its theoretical and geographical scope and providing a nuanced account which responds to various critiques.