author={Steve Garlick},
  journal={Cultural Studies},
  pages={289 - 305}
  • S. Garlick
  • Published 1 March 2002
  • Sociology
  • Cultural Studies
Contemporary cultural criticism is increasingly recognizing the central place that tourism occupies in organizing interactions, both economic and social, between different peoples in the world today. In this paper, I take up the question of what role photography plays in determining the nature of touristic experience.By drawing on Martin Heidegger's account of modernity as the epoch of modern technology, I seek to articulate an understanding of touristic photography that goes beyond… 
Towards an understanding of Chinese tourist photography: evidence from the UK
ABSTRACT The relationship between tourism and photography has long been subject to academic scrutiny. However, the extent research has adopted a primarily Western perspective, exploring the
Chinese Tourist Photography: An Exploratory Study
The relationship between tourism and photography has long been subject to academic scrutiny. However, the extent research has adopted a primarily Western perspective, exploring the photographic
Staging portraits: Tourism’s panoptic photo-industry
Understanding the Relationship between Tourism Destination Imagery and Tourist Photography
Photography and tourism are widely considered to be intrinsically linked. Photographs play a crucial role in the promotion of tourism destinations, working through a range of media including
Tourism, stock photography and surveillance: a Foucauldian interpretation
In recent decades, scholars working from a variety of disciplinary, transdisciplinary and adisciplinary perspectives have focused on photographic images as a rich source of research data. Much of the
Photographs in tourism research: Prejudice, power, performance and participant-generated images
Abstract Photography has often been considered tainted as a source of research data, even in tourism, its natural habitat. This situation is undoubtedly a legacy of the prejudice that many social
Gazing upon Nanuk, the polar bear: the social and visual dimensions of the wildlife gaze in Churchill, Manitoba
Abstract The importance of photography to the ‘wildlife gaze’ should come as no surprise since photography is an integral component in the observation of wildlife tourism. Also essential to the
Tourist Photographers and the Promotion of Travel: the Polytechnic Touring Association, 1888–1939
Abstract The Polytechnic Touring Association (PTA) was a London-based, originally philanthropic turned commercial travel firm whose historical origins coincided with the arrival of the Kodak camera
The Poetics of Travel Through Unravelling Visual Representations on Postcards: A Critical Semiotics Analysis
Purpose: Visual representations, as the mechanism of tourism discourses, are vital to the constructed realities of tourism. This paper aims to contribute to ongoing research on tourist postcards and


Dimensions of photography in a nature-based tour
Abstract This paper reports on an empirical study which explored the spatial, temporal, and social dimensions of photography in a nature-based tour experience. Data sources which were used to
Travel as Performed Art
  • J. Adler
  • Sociology
    American Journal of Sociology
  • 1989
Although travel has been performed, appreciated, and formally criticized as an art for at least five centuries, this cultural classification has yet to be taken seriously in the nascent field of
Tourism and the Semiotics of Nostalgia
In 1689 a Japanese poet travels to the deep north. Describing a tour of the island, he is nevertheless no tourist. His journey is in part a religious pilgrimage, in part the commemoration of
Downcast Eyes: The Denigration of Vision in Twentieth-Century French Thought
Long considered 'the noblest of the senses', vision has increasingly come under critical scrutiny by a wide range of thinkers who question its dominance in Western culture. These critics of vision,
The beauty of friendship
The importance of friendship in the later work of Michel Foucault is increasingly being recognized, but the relationship between friendship and Foucault's concept of `life as a work of art' is not
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
One of the most important works of cultural theory ever written, Walter Benjamin's groundbreaking essay explores how the age of mass media means audiences can listen to or see a work of art
Photography: A Middle-Brow Art
Preface. Introduction. Part I: . 1. The Cult of Unity and Cultivated Differences (Pierre Bourdieu). 2. The Social Definition of Photography (Pierre Bourdieu). Part II: . 3. Aesthetic Ambitions and
The Tourist Gaze
The Tourist Gaze Mass Tourism and the Rise and Fall of the Seaside Resort The Changing Economics of the Tourist Industry Working under the Tourist Gaze Cultural Changes and the Restructuring of
The Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays
"To read Heidegger is to set out on an adventure. The essays in this volume--intriguing, challenging, and often baffling to the reader--call him And the philippines and stored up in these chains of
The Age of the World Picture
In metaphysics reflection is accomplished concerning the essence of what is and a decision takes place regarding the essence of truth.1 Metaphysics grounds an age, in that through a specific