Leisure and Tourism Geographies considers leisure/tourism as an encounter. An encounter that exists between people, between people and space and between people and their expectations, experiences and desires.
The contributors explore diverse aspects of leisure and tourism, ranging from the methodologies behind leisure practices to detailed case studies including: *Disneyland, Paris
*tourism in sacred landscapes
*leisure practices in cyberspace
*leisure and yachting
*use of recreational/holiday cottages
*National Parks, local parks and gardens
Presenting an exciting mix of attitudes and ideas concerning leisure and tourism, this book documents a lively debate, placing geography at its centre.

chapter 1|16 pages

Introduction: Encounters In Leisure/Tourism

ByDavid Crouch

chapter 2|17 pages

The Mytho-Poetic In Northern Travel

ByInger Birkeland

chapter 3|12 pages

Sensing Leisure Spaces

ByJohn Urry

chapter 4|13 pages

Parks And Gardens: Metaphors for the Modern Places of Sport

ByJohn Bale

chapter 5|15 pages

Heritage And Nationalism: Gender And The Performance Of Power

ByCara Aitchison

chapter 6|17 pages

Hyper-Reality In The Official (Re)Construction Of Leisure Sites

The case of rambling
ByNeil Ravenscroft

chapter 7|18 pages

Narrativised Spaces

The functions of story in the theme park
ByDeborah Philips

chapter 8|17 pages

Cultural Contestation At Disneyland Paris

ByStacy Warren

chapter 9|11 pages

Nomadic-Symbolic And Settler-Consumer Leisure Practices In Poland

ByAda Kwiatkowska

chapter 10|12 pages

Tourism And Sacred Landscapes

ByRichard Tresidder

chapter 11|15 pages

Design Versus Leisure

Social implications of functionalist design approaches in urban private gardens of the twentieth century
ByGert Groening, Uwe Schneider

chapter 12|17 pages

Consuming Pleasures

Food, leisure and the negotiation of sexual relations
ByGill Valentine

chapter 13|14 pages

Where You Want To Go Today (Like It Or Not)

Leisure practices in cyberspace
ByBassett Caroline, Chris Wilbert

chapter 14|19 pages

That Sinking Feeling

Elitism, working leisure and yachting
ByEric Laurier

chapter 15|17 pages

Leisure Places And Modernity

The use and meaning of recreational cottages in Norway and the USA
ByDaniel R. Williams, Bjørn P. Kaltenborn

chapter 17|19 pages

Knowing, Tourism And Practices Of Vision

ByMike Crang

chapter 18|20 pages

The Intimacy And Expansion Of Space

ByDavid Crouch

chapter 19|13 pages

Knowledge By Doing

Home and identity in a bodily perspective
ByNiels Kayser Nielsen