The Tourism Imaginary and Pilgrimages to the Edges of the World, Paperback / softback Book

The Tourism Imaginary and Pilgrimages to the Edges of the World Paperback / softback

Edited by Nieves Herrero, Sharon R. Roseman

Part of the Tourism and Cultural Change series

Paperback / softback

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This book examines how the growth of tourism in locations that have historically been considered geographically remote plays a major role in the consolidation and transformation of often longstanding and powerful cultural imaginaries about 'the edges of the world'.

The contributors examine the attraction of the sublime, remoteness, continental border-points, and the dangers of the sea in Finisterre (or Fisterra) in Galicia (Spain); Finistere in Brittany (France); Land's End, Cornwall (England); Lough Derg (Ireland); Nordkapp or North Cape (Norway); Cape Spear, Newfoundland (Canada); and Tierra del Fuego (Argentina).

While those travelling to these locations can be seen to be conducting some form of religious or secular pilgrimage, those who live in them have long contended with the implications of economic and political marginalization within global political economies.

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