The Routledge Companion to Media and Tourism

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Maria Månsson, Annæ Buchmann, Cecilia Cassinger, Lena Eskilsson
Routledge, Jul 7, 2020 - Business & Economics - 476 pages
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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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interdisciplinary approaches to media
Anne Marit Waade
a spatial framework
What do Melania Trump tourism and Dracula tourism have in common?
Tourists placemaking performances through music
a case study analysis of
from shrines of fandom to sites
otaku tourism in Cool Japan
fancurated exhibitions as tourist attractions
Creative fandoms and the mediatized sacred sites

a cultural materialist perspective
Football tourism and the sounds of televised matches
Do you feel the warmth? The online destination image of Southeast Asia
a places showcase to the world
rediscovering the roots
understanding tourists and their landscapes
exploring gazes of the destination on Instagram
a case study of global franchises Star Wars
heritagebased contents tourism
from Winnetou to Game
belatedness and antitourism in guidebooks
autoethnographic observations
popular culture and the politics
The role of stories in travel posts to social media
assessing categorising
challenges and opportunities when transferring
Towards sustainable nautical tourism exploring transmedia storytelling
The nexus between tourism heritage attraction media and fashion
the smartphone effect in transmedia contexts
the impact of smartphone on Chinese
sociospatial orderings along
the nexus and disparity between the media tourism and cultural

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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 has a PhD in Social Science and is a Lecturer in Events, Tourism, and Leisure at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Anna has published widely in film/media tourism and also horse tourism considering multispecies perspectives. Her interdisciplinary research looks at long-term strategies for creating sustainable communities and organisations in urban and regional destinations.

Cecilia Cassinger obtained her PhD in Marketing, 2010. She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Strategic Communication, 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, 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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