Tourism and Australian Beach Culture: Revealing Bodies

Book


Abstract


  • This book explores the ever-changing relationships between bodies, oceans,

    beaches and tourism. The book contributes to the Tourism and Cultural

    Change series by taking a cultural geography approach to examine the emergence

    of sea bathing and sunbathing as a leisure and tourism activity. Our

    focus is the emergence of Australian beach cultures beyond metropolitan

    centres, where relatively little research has been conducted. We draw on a

    historical archive comprised of newspaper and magazine articles, bank

    records, rail records, council records, surf club records, tourist association

    records and guidebooks from 1830 to 1940 of the Illawarra, New South

    Wales, some 80 kilometres south of Sydney, to provide a snapshot of the

    shifting conceptions of beach tourism, bathing and the body.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Metusela, C. & Waitt, G. R. (2012). Tourism and Australian Beach Culture: Revealing Bodies. Bristol, UK: Channel View Publications.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84949187300

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/51

Abstract


  • This book explores the ever-changing relationships between bodies, oceans,

    beaches and tourism. The book contributes to the Tourism and Cultural

    Change series by taking a cultural geography approach to examine the emergence

    of sea bathing and sunbathing as a leisure and tourism activity. Our

    focus is the emergence of Australian beach cultures beyond metropolitan

    centres, where relatively little research has been conducted. We draw on a

    historical archive comprised of newspaper and magazine articles, bank

    records, rail records, council records, surf club records, tourist association

    records and guidebooks from 1830 to 1940 of the Illawarra, New South

    Wales, some 80 kilometres south of Sydney, to provide a snapshot of the

    shifting conceptions of beach tourism, bathing and the body.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Metusela, C. & Waitt, G. R. (2012). Tourism and Australian Beach Culture: Revealing Bodies. Bristol, UK: Channel View Publications.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84949187300

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/51