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  • Tourism and Modernity in Chinaby Tim Oakes

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 195.00

    This book explores how the experience of modernization is revealed in China's newly constructed tourist landscapes. It argues that in China's burgeoning ethnic tourist villages and theme parks can be seen all the contradictions, debasement, and liberating potentials of Chinese modernity. Tim Oakes uses the province of Guizhou to examine the Chinese... more...

  • Faiths on Displayby Tim Oakes; Donald S. Sutton

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 74.99

    By providing a unique perspective on China's changing relationship with religion, this groundbreaking book explores the role the Chinese state continues to play in religious revival today. Throughout China, spaces for religious expression and practice have been rebuilt, revived, and contrived for display by local officials hoping to cash in on tourist... more...

  • Real Tourismby Claudio Minca; Tim Oakes

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 170.00

    Over the past decade, tourism studies has broken out of its traditional institutional affiliation with business and management programs to take its legitimate place as an interdisciplinary social science field of cutting edge scholarship. The field has emerged as central to ongoing debates in social theory concerning such diverse topics as postcolonialism,... more...

  • Translocal Chinaby Tim Oakes; Louisa Schein

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Inter-disciplinary in approach, this collection of essays explores China?s reform era development within the concept of translocality. A key element of spatial change in today?s China has been the unprecedented geographic mobility of millions of labour migrants, tourists, brides, entrepreneurs, and many others. But translocality doesn?t just mean... more...

  • Travels in Paradoxby Claudio Minca; Tim Oakes; Kathleen Adams; Mike Crang; Tim Edensor; Steven Flusty; Jessica Jacobs; Pauliina Raento; John Urry; Soile Veijola; Ning Wang

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 36.99

    This innovative volume focuses on tourism through the twin lenses of cultural theory and cultural geography. Presenting a set of innovative case studies on tourist places around the world, the contributors explore the paradoxes of the tourist experience and the implications of these paradoxes for our broader understanding of modern identity as simultaneously... more...

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