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Favela Tours: Indistinct and mapless representations of the real in Rio de Janeiro

Jaguaribe, Beatriz and Hetherington, Kevin (2004). Favela Tours: Indistinct and mapless representations of the real in Rio de Janeiro. In: Sheller, Mimi and Urry, John eds. Tourism Mobilities: Places to Play, Places in Play. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 155–166.

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Abstract

About the book: Many places around the world are being produced, converted, interpreted and made fit for tourist consumption. This fascinating book analyzes tourist performances such as walking, shopping, sunbathing, photographing, eating and clubbing, and studies why, and indeed how, some places become global centres whilst others don’t. Arranged in four distinct parts, it considers:

* Performing Paradise
* Performances of Global Heritage
* Remaking Playful Places
* New Playful Places

Incorporating a wide array of empirical research and innovative international case studies, it illuminates this phenomenon: from Eco-tourism on the beach to shopping in Hong Kong, from the making of 'Cool Reykjavik' to tourism in high-rise suburbs in Paris, and from Inca heritage to medical tourism.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-415-33879-4, 978-0-415-33879-0
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Geography
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 12391
Depositing User: Kevin Hetherington
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2008 12:05
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:15
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/12391
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