Consuming Places

Author: JOHN Urry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134829671

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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John Urry has been discussing and writing on these and similar questions for the past fifteen years. In Consuming Places, he gathers together his most significant contributions. Urry begins with an extensive review of the connections between society, time and space. The concept of 'society', the nature of 'locality', the significance of 'economic restructuring', and the concept of the 'rural', are examined in relationship to place. The book then considers how places have been transformed by the development of service occupations and industries. Concepts of the service class and post-industrialism are theoretically and empirically discussed. Attention is then devoted to the ways in which places are consumed. Particular attention is devoted to the visual character of such consumption and its implications for place and people. The implications for nature and the environment are also explored in depth. The changing nature of consumption, and the tensions between commodification and collective enthusiasms, are explored in the context of the changing ways in which the countryside is consumed.

Vergemeinschaftung in Zeiten der Zombie-Apokalypse

Gesellschaftskonstruktionen am fantastischen Anderen

Author: Michael Dellwing,Martin Harbusch

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658017228

Category: Social Science

Page: 375

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TV-Serien haben in den letzten Jahren explosionsartig an kultureller Bedeutung gewonnen. Sie haben den Film als führendes Unterhaltungsmedium und damit auch als Mittel zur sozialen Distinktion längst abgelöst. Literatur-, Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaften haben diesen Bedeutungsgewinn erkannt und parallel dazu Fernsehforschung zu einem neuen Schwerpunkt entwickelt, besonders im englischsprachigen Raum. Dieser Band möchte einen Beitrag dazu leisten, die bestehenden Beschäftigungen der Fernsehforschung an die Sozialwissenschaft anzubinden und die Diskussion im deutschsprachigen Raum befördern. Dabei wählt er einen Zugang über eine thetische Eingrenzung, um die sozialwissenschaftliche Komponente der Untersuchungen zu betonen: Er nimmt sich den in den letzten Jahren immer populärer werdenden Figuren von Zombies, Vampiren, Aliens, Geistern, Monstern und anderen fantastischen Anderen an. Im besonderen Verhältnis zu sonstigen sozialen Bedeutungen und Identitäten, die in soziologischer Perspektive immer als konstruiert erscheinen, bietet die Beschäftigung mit fantastischen Anderen hier eine Chance: Denn im Spiegel des Fantastischen und Irrealen kann das Eigene in seiner Konstruiertheit offensichtlich gemacht werden.

Tourism Consumption and Representation

Narratives of Place and Self

Author: Kevin Meethan,Alison Anderson,Steven Miles

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851996787

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Drawing on recent theoretical development this book explores the interplay between the production and consumption of tourist space. Focusing on a number of themes such as age, gender, religion and sexual orientation, chapters critically examine how patterns of consumption are negotiated on an individual level.

Beyond the Borderlands

Migration and Belonging in the United States and Mexico

Author: Debra Lattanzi Shutika

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520950232

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Over the last three decades, migration from Mexico to the United States has moved beyond the borderlands to diverse communities across the country, with the most striking transformations in American suburbs and small towns. This study explores the challenges encountered by Mexican families as they endeavor to find their place in the U.S. by focusing on Kennett Square, a small farming village in Pennsylvania known as the "Mushroom Capital of the World." In a highly readable account based on extensive fieldwork among Mexican migrants and their American neighbors, Debra Lattanzi Shutika explores the issues of belonging and displacement that are central concerns for residents in communities that have become new destinations for Mexican settlement. Beyond the Borderlands also completes the circle of migration by following migrant families as they return to their hometown in Mexico, providing an illuminating perspective of the tenuous lives of Mexicans residing in, but not fully part of, two worlds.

Dreaming of Fred and Ginger

cinema and cultural memory

Author: Annette Kuhn

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814747711

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 273

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In the 1930s, Britain had the highest annual per capita cinema attendance in the world, far surpassing ballroom dancing as the nation's favorite pastime. It was, as historian A.J.P. Taylor said, the "essential social habit of the age." And yet, although we know something about the demographics of British cinemagoers, we know almost nothing of their experience of film, how film affected them, how it fit into their daily lives, what role cinema played in the larger culture of the time, and in what ways cinemagoing shaped the generation that came of age in the 1930s.InDreaming of Fred and Ginger, Annette Kuhn draws upon contemporary publications, extensive interviews with cinemagoers themselves, and readings of selected film, to produce a provocative and perspective-altering ethno-historical study. Taking cinemagoers' accounts of their own experiences as both "the engine and product of investigation," Kuhn enters imaginatively into the world of 1930s cinema culture and analyzes its place in popular memory. Among the topics she examines are the physical space of the cinemas; the role film played in growing up; the experience of being a member of a cinema audience; film-inspired fantasies of American life; the importance of cinema to adolescence in offering role models, ideals of romance, as well as practical opportunities for courtship; and the sheer pleasure of watching such film stars as Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Nelson Eddy, Ronald Colman, and many others.Engagingly written and painstakingly researched, with contributions to film history, cultural studies, and social history,Dreaming of Fred and Gingeroffers an illuminating account of a key moment in British cultural memory.

Leisure management

issues and applications

Author: Michael Frank Collins,Ian Cooper

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851992150

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 311

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The World Leisure and Recreation Association (WLRA) held its fourth World Congress in Cardiff, Wales, in July 1996. The overall theme was Leisure and the Quality of Life In the 21st Century. At the congress, the Management Commission, the newest of WLRAs Commissions, attracted 78 papers in the management and access theme, from 16 countries. This book presents edited and revised versions of 18 of the most significant papers from the management section of the congress. The papers are diverse in topic, focus, and geography, but demonstrate the vigor and developing nature of management studies in leisure, both of an applied and theoretical nature. Two themes in particular are developed: issues, such as access to leisure services, pressures of visitor numbers on rural areas, and contracting out of services to the private sector; and applications of different theories and approaches to managing leisure resources and customers. Case study material is presented from locations as diverse as Australia, Brazil, Canada, Spain and the UK. Overall, the book will be invaluable as supplementary reading for students of leisure studies and for lecturers, researchers and practitioners in leisure management.

Dreams from the Fields

Farmworker Lives, Cultural Reckoning, and American Realities

Author: Ella Isabel Schmidt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 434

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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology, and Society

Author: Daniel Lee Kleinman,Kelly Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113623716X

Category: Political Science

Page: 518

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Over the last decade or so, the field of science and technology studies (STS) has become an intellectually dynamic interdisciplinary arena. Concepts, methods, and theoretical perspectives are being drawn both from long-established and relatively young disciplines. From its origins in philosophical and political debates about the creation and use of scientific knowledge, STS has become a wide and deep space for the consideration of the place of science and technology in the world, past and present. The Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology and Society seeks to capture the dynamism and breadth of the field by presenting work that pushes the reader to think about science and technology and their intersections with social life in new ways. The interdisciplinary contributions by international experts in this handbook are organized around six topic areas: embodiment consuming technoscience digitization environments science as work rules and standards This volume highlights a range of theoretical and empirical approaches to some of the persistent – and new – questions in the field. It will be useful for students and scholars throughout the social sciences and humanities, including in science and technology studies, history, geography, critical race studies, sociology, communications, women’s and gender studies, anthropology, and political science.