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Meethan, Kevin

Works: 11 works in 56 publications in 1 language and 1,565 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: G155.A1, 338.4791
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Tourism in global society : place, culture, consumption by Kevin Meethan( Book )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
"Tourism in Global Society sets out to challenge assumptions which have often been uncritically applied to the analysis of tourism as a global phenomenon. It investigates the links between the political economy and culture and it provides a critical analysis of key concepts such as alienation, authenticity, the modern and the primitive, and the problem of cultural commodification. By focusing on these issues in terms of the social production of place, culture and consumption, the relationships between tourism, globalisation, people and place are explored." "The text critically examines some of the traditional ways in which tourism has been theorized, and it argues for a reformulation of accepted classifications to take account of the complexities of change, which are as much the product of the localities as they are of globalisation. It calls for a new approach that concentrates on the role tourism plays in the dynamics of change and transformation to places and cultures in a globalised world." "Combining a wide variety of examples from around the world with sound theoretical analysis, this book demonstrates the light sociological perspectives can shed on this area of mass consumption."--Jacket
The changing consumer : markets and meanings by Steven Miles( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
The consumer ethic is ubiquitous. Everything we do, see, hear and even feel appears to be connected in some way to our experience as consumers. The increasingly high profile of debates over consumption, consumer culture, consumer behaviour and consumer rights reflects a world undergoing rapid change. The Changing Consumer charts the nature of that change, as well as discussing why consumption has become so important and what role, if any, it plays in underpinning social, economic and political transformation. Featuring contributions from some of the leading theorists of consumption from across a range of disciplines, this collection includes chapters on: men's consumption and men's magazines the changing profile of women as consumers the representation of consumption on popular TV shows consuming retro chic the symbolic and emotional role of alcohol consumption. Drawing on fascinating case-studies throughout, this book will be essential reading for students and academics interested in the study of consumption
Tourism consumption and representation : narratives of place and self by Kevin Meethan( Book )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 libraries worldwide
This book addresses some new developments in approaches towards tourism analysis that focus on the interface between the production and consumption of tourist space, the narratives that are created around specific sites and specific forms of tourist activity, and the ways in which these are created, picked up, modified and incorporated into the narratives of self-hood that people weave around their lives and the identities of the places in which they live. The 15 chapters in this volume reflect important shifts that have occurred in contemporary society and the tourism studies field. These involve the processes of globalization, leading to increased flows of people and cultures around the world, increased individualism and consumerism and new information technologies. The book draws on a range of examples from Australia, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and Central America. It will be of interest to researchers and students in the fields of tourism, sociology and social anthropology
In their own homes : incorporating carers' and users' views in care management by Kevin Meethan( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Making it happen? : care management in practice by Kevin Meethan( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Tourism in global society place, culture, consumption by Kevin Meethan( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Mobile cultures ? : hybridity, tourism and cultural change by Kevin Meethan( Article )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
New directions in tourism analysis ( serial )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Metaphors of health and disease in Nazi film propaganda by Melanie Wright( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This study examines how propaganda imagery was used to reveal metaphors of health and disease in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. Specifically, it explores how German medical and political authorities of this period entrenched biological explanations for social ills through medico-political discourses of disease, criminality and deviancy, in their efforts to exterminate particular populations. This propaganda was conversed with the idealised and beautified German Volk who, in turn, were graphically elevated to the realms of a supreme master race. I use a methodology composed of compositional and discourse analysis, and a theoretical framework that develops the work of Erving Goffman. These frameworks were applied to a range of images from a sample of propagandist movies, published within the time-frame, in order to illuminate how the German medical establishment sought to realise the juxtaposition of both promoting life and administering death. Findings suggest that the biological categorising and subjective measuring of individuals was a modernistic philosophy. Extensive use of metaphors resulted in a widening range of stigmas which needed medical intervention to maintain normality and social order whilst purifying and cleansing the body politic. The study advances the understanding of the relationship between the discourses of health and disease with an in-depth sociopolitical study of imagery, asking why it was used to legitimate and nationalise social inequality in the context of Nazi Germany. It further offers a new socio-filmic model for future use when analysing moving imagery in the sociohistorical field. These two advances therefore provide novel contributions to the sociology of public health and social methods
The future of food tourism : foodies, experiences, exclusivity, visions and political capital by Ian Yeoman( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This book examines the past, present and future of food tourism, focusing on how history shapes the present and, based on this, what the future could be. It explores the changes the future will bring, focusing on the food supply chain, policy responses and the nature of food service experiences. The book provides an open-minded visionary approach to the future and at the same time provides analytical commentary that explains how change is occurring. With a systematic and pattern-based approach, this book examines the implications for the future of food tourism, analyses key issues and concepts, and highlights future research avenues. This book is primarily aimed at postgraduate students and researchers in the field of tourism studies
Changing Consumer: Markets and Meanings (Studies in consumption and markets) by Steven Miles( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
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