The course aims to promote the development of theoretical, empirical and methodological understanding and skills related to Cultural Geography and its approach to tourist studies. It also aims to favour critical reflections about the relationships between tourism and space. Moreover, the course will help to develop theoretical and practical skills related to research design and communication, useful for the final dissertation.
- Human and Cultural Geography
- Conceptual approaches to Human and Cultural Geography and hegemonic trends in the international debate
- Recent developments in the field of Tourist Studies
- Cultural Geography and Tourist Studies
- Methodological aspects and research methods
- Research design and the substantial and formal aspects of a dissertation
- Case studies from a Cultural Geography of tourism
a) LECTURE NOTES and other reading and/or video materials used in class (for students attending classes).
NB: Students who will not attend the classes will have to do some additional readings to be agreed with the lecturer during her office hours.
- Martinelli C. (2015) La Geografia Culturale nel Contesto della Geografia Umana “Internazionale”. Verona, QuiEdit.
- Minca C. e Colombino A. (2012) Breve Manuale di Geografia Umana. Trento, Cedam. (Introduzione; Parte III: I Viaggi del Geografo – Introduzione e capp. 8 e 9; Parte IV: La Pratica del Geografo: Introduzione e cap. 10; Conclusioni).
c) JOURNAL ARTICLES:
- Franklin A. and Crang M. (2001) The Trouble with Tourism and Travel Theory?. Tourist Studies, 1(1): 5-22.
- Edensor T. (2009) Tourism. In International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Oxford, Elsevier, 301-312.
- Gibson C. (2008) Locating geographies of tourism. Progress in Human Geography, 32(3) 407-422.
- Gibson C. (2009) Geographies of tourism: critical research on capitalism and local livelihoods. Progress in Human Geography, 33(4) 527-534.
- Gibson C. (2010) Geographies of tourism: (un)ethical encounters. Progress in Human Geography, 30(4) 521-527.
- Crang, M. (2005) There is nothing outside the text?, Progress in Human Geography, 29(2): 225-233.
Further readings may be suggested during the lectures.
(Mid-term assessments may be proposed to students who attend the classes)
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