The Routledge Companion to Media and Tourism

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Maria Mansson, Ann Buchmann, Lena Eskilsson, Cecilia Cassinger
Taylor & Francis Group, Jun 23, 2020 - 520 pages

The Routledge Companion to Media and Tourism provides a comprehensive overview of the research into the convergence of media and tourism and specifically investigates the concept of mediatized tourism.

This companion offers a holistic look at the relationship between media and tourism by drawing from a global range of contributions by scholars from disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. The book is divided into five parts, covering diverse aspects of mediatization of tourism including place and space, representation, cultural production, and transmedia. It features a comprehensive theoretical introduction and an afterword by leading scholars in this emerging field, delving into the ways in which different forms of media content and consumption converge, and the consequential effects on tourism and tourists.

The collection is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of tourism studies, cultural studies, and media and communication, as well as those with a particular interest in mediatization, convergence culture, and contemporary culture.

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About the author (2020)

Maria Månsson is a senior lecturer at the Department of Strategic communication at Lund University, Sweden. She has a PhD in Service studies from Lund University that focused on Mediatized tourism. Her research deals with media's influence on tourism and tourists performances at destinations, place marketing and place branding with a particular focus on popular culture.

Annæ Buchmann is a Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and is a committed and multi-lingual scholar. Research interests include film & mediatised tourism (sense of place, fan engagement and travel narratives, secular pilgrimages); modern myth making, embodiment and authenticity.

Cecilia Cassinger, PhD in marketing, currently works as senior lecturer in strategic communication at Lund University, Sweden. Her research concerns the consequences and transformative potential of place brand communication and how communication is strategically used to mitigate conflicts among users in places, such as cities, regions and nations.

Lena Eskilsson is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography working at the Department of Service Management and Service Studies at Lund University in Sweden. She has a specialisation in place development and marketing with finalised research projects focusing on the bridging of the film and tourism sectors as well as the influence of media on tourism and tourist behaviour at destinations

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