Introduction: A Nation Under Tourists’Eyes: Tourism, Identity, and Spanish Culture, 1766-2006


Spain Is (Still) Different introduces readers to issues concerning the cultural function of tourism in Spain. An international team of scholars addresses both theoretical perspectives on the study of tourism in Spain and specific cases of the cultural impact of travel and tourism on Spanish culture in the late eighteenth to early twenty-first centuries. In the introduction, Eugenia Afinoguéova and Jauem Martí-Olivella provide a comprehensive overview of the problems of tourism in Spain and different approaches to the study of tourism in its relation to Spanish culture. Spain is (Still) Different is structured to provide an example of how experts in different fields can use each other's work in order to achieve a multi-faceted understanding of the phenomenon of tourism and its implications.

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Spain is (still) different : tourism and discourse in Spanish identity


Lexington Books

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