The Moor

A Journey Into the English Wilderness

Author: William Atkins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571290055

Category: Great Britain

Page: 400

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Presents the personal journey across our nation's most forbidding and most mysterious terrain. This book takes the reader from south to north, in search of the heart of this elusive landscape.

Authentic and Inauthentic Places in Tourism

From Heritage Sites to Theme Parks

Author: Jane Lovell,Chris Bull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131738590X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

View: 6640


With the rise of post-truth and fake news, a thorough examination of authenticity has never been so relevant. This book explores the geography of authenticity, investigating a wide variety of places used by tourists. Not only does it assess what might be described as the more traditional objects for examination – places such as the city, the countryside and the coast – it also includes chapters on art and place, hipster places, gentrification, heritage sites, film locations, photographed places and eventful places. Using a wide-angled lens on places reveals linkages and possibilities, enabling the book to skate across the surface of the geography of authenticity, locating the magically real heritage site, the poignant replica, the authenticated theme park, the unmasked carnival. In focusing on authentic and inauthentic places, this text provides a useful contribution to the understanding of how places are changing, how they are perceived, and how authenticity is embodied and performed within them. Authentic and Inauthentic Places in Tourism is an insightful study and an essential read for those involved in the study of geography, tourism, urban studies, culture and heritage.

Pedagogic Criticism

Reconfiguring University English Studies

Author: Ben Knights

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137278137

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 5233


This book argues that the history of English Studies is embedded in its classroom practice, and its practice in its history. Some of its foundational struggles are still being lived out today. English is characterized as a ‘boundary’ subject, active in dialogue across a number of imagined borders, especially those between academic and non-specialized readerships. While the subject discipline maintains strong pedagogic principles, many of its principles and values are obscure or even invisible to students and potential students. The book cross-fertilizes the study of English as a subject with the analysis of selected literary texts read as pedagogic parables. It concludes with a call for a return to the subject’s pedagogic roots.