Tourism, Mobility and Second Homes Between Elite Landscape and Common Ground Edited by: C. Michael Hall, Dieter K. Müller

Format:
Paperback - 320 pages
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ISBN:
9781873150801
Published:
27 Jul 2004
Publisher:
Channel View Publications
Dimensions:
234 x 156
Availability:
Available

Summary

Second homes - the cottage, the summer house, the bach - are an important part of the tourism and leisure lifestyles of many people in the developed world. Second homes are therefore an integral component of tourism experiences in rural and peripheral areas. Yet, despite their significance not only for tourism but also for rural communities and the rural economy, relatively little research has been undertaken on the topic until recent times. This volume represents the first major international analysis and review of second homes for over 25 years. It will provide a significant resource for those interested in changing patterns of tourism and leisure behaviour as well as the use of the countryside and peripheral areas. The book describes the economic, social and environmental impacts of second homes as well as their planning implications and places such discussions within the context of contemporary human mobility. The volume represents essential reading for those interested in rural regional development processes and the development of new rural leisure landscapes.

Author Biography:

Michael Hall is Professor of Tourism at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

Dieter K. Müller is Associate Professor, Department of Social and Economic Geography, Umeċ University, Sweden. Both authors have research interests with respect to tourism and regional development, mobility, and tourism in peripheral areas.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate


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