Travel Writing and Tourism

Agnieszka Sobocinska, Richard White

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Abstract

While travel writing was arguably one of the earliest forms of writing,
tourism, understood as travel primarily for pleasure, is generally considered
a much later development, emerging in Britain in the eighteenth century. Yet
very rapidly tourism and travel writing developed a symbiotic though often
antagonistic relationship. From the early nineteenth century, travellers with
literary pretensions sought to distinguish their experiences from those of
mere tourists; at the same time tourists were defined in part by a particular
form of travel writing – the guidebook – and by their enjoyment of
a collective experience that more ‘literary’ travel writing increasingly
derided.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge History of Travel Writing
EditorsNandini Das, Tim Youngs
Place of PublicationCambridge UK
PublisherCambridge University Press
Chapter36
Pages565-580
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781316556740, 9781107148185
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Sobocinska, A., & White, R. (2019). Travel Writing and Tourism. In N. Das, & T. Youngs (Eds.), The Cambridge History of Travel Writing (pp. 565-580). Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press.
Sobocinska, Agnieszka ; White, Richard. / Travel Writing and Tourism. The Cambridge History of Travel Writing. editor / Nandini Das ; Tim Youngs. Cambridge UK : Cambridge University Press, 2019. pp. 565-580
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