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Title: A critical investigation of mass tourism engagement with place : the case of Halkidki, Greece
Author: Rodakopoulos, Athanasios
ISNI:       0000 0004 6061 4557
Awarding Body: University of Sunderland
Current Institution: University of Sunderland
Date of Award: 2016
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This project is about mass tourism engagement with place in Halkidiki, Greece. It seeks to understand in a critical way how mass tourists engage with place through their actual doings and their everyday practices and performances in Halkidiki. The study is routed in the understanding that mass tourism is an embodied act that is full of performances, doings and possibilities and that the holiday is not just 'passive' or 'package' but is alive and vivid. In doing so, I move away from social constructions of the mass tourist as a passive consumer, towards a more nuanced and critical understanding of the mass tourist as an active and embodied figure, one who participates in the lived moment of doing mass tourism and therefore engages with Halkidiki. Also, place is approached in this study not as an authentic and fixed entity with clear boundaries that is 'just there' waiting to be visited, but as a dynamic space created and recreated by the performances and mobilities of mass tourists.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Tourism