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Power and Politics at the Seaside : The Development of Devon's Seaside Resorts in the Twentieth Century (Hardcover)

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The seaside is the twentieth century's preeminent global tourism site, and Power and Politics at the Seaside is the first book of its kind to examine political and power relations in modern seaside-resort development. As a historical study of seaside tourism in Devon -- England's most popular domestic holiday destination -- it reveals the complex interplay among ideology, class, and power and the consumption of landscape and place.

Drawing on rich local, regional, and national sources, and bringing together approaches from history, sociology, geography, and cultural studies, this book addresses the seaside holiday as a historical and sociological phenomenon. It situates seaside tourism within the wider leisure experience and suggests that the seaside manifests and reinforces the wider social, economic, and political power relations that shape society.


Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Mfg Part# 9780859895712
SKU 203202470
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0859895718
Release Date 1/28/2013
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