Imagining the American West through Film and Tourism (Contemporary Geographies of Leisure) (Paperback)


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Imagining the American West through Film and Tourism (Contemporary Geographies of Leisure) (Paperback)

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This book explores this imagining of a mythic West through three key themes, travel, film and frontiers to offer new insight into how the imagination of the West and popular culture has influencing the construction of tourism. By doing it examines the paradoxes of the constructed imagination of the West such as it being an evocative frontier, constructed as a boundary zone between civilisation and wilderness, even between order and lawlessness. The book draws on a range of films and literature as well as varying places from festivals to national parks to showcase different aspects of the nexus between travel, film and frontiers in this fascinating region.

Warwick Frost is an Associate Professor in the Department of Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality at La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia. Jennifer Laing is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality at La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia.
Product Details ISBN: 9781138083943
ISBN-10: 1138083941
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 25th, 2017
Pages: 284
Language: English
Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure