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By Lily M. Hoffman, Susan S. Fainstein, Dennis R. Judd

The authors of this booklet use law idea to carry theoretical concentration and analytic readability to the examine of city tourism. offers a unifying analytic framework for the research of city tourism. Brings city tourism into concentration as an incredible political, fiscal and cultural phenomenon. offers unique essays written by way of verified students, together with reviews of Venice, Mexico, Montreal, long island, l. a., London, Barcelona, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, and Australia's Gold Coast.

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1 Times Square, New York, entertainment complex. Source: Corbis Tourist Enclaves as “Total Regulation” Regimes Baudrillard’s analysis of sites of consumption as cultural fields composed of “a sign-consuming totality” is helpful in understanding how the managers of tourist enclaves may attempt to regulate their users. Baudrillard writes that shopping centers are places in which “art and leisure mingle with everyday life” and constitute, in effect, subcultures of their own that establish a perfect context for consumption through “the total conditioning of action and time” (Baudrillard 1998: 28, 29).

Even in Montreal, a city that has emphasized mega-projects such as Expo 67 (the 1967 World’s Fair) and the 1976 Summer Olympics, as well as other large projects, no tourist bubble has developed; visitors to the city often wander through the downtown and the neighborhoods (Levine 2003). Mexico City is an especially interesting case because it has focused its energies on the development of an enclave in the historic center – a strategy virtually forced on the city by its high crime rates. But despite these conditions, planners are trying to make the enclave a place desirable for local residents as much as for visitors (Hiernaux-Nicolas 2003).

The representations and the physical spaces “played a key role in both making cities appealing to tourists and conveying a sense of social unity” (Cocks 2001: 144). Local tour operators translated the descriptions and representations found in guide books into physical reality by providing tourists with fixed itineraries, Visitors and the Spatial Ecology of the City 27 which reduced the cities they saw to a mélange of monuments, historical sites, and cultural facilities. : 164). World’s Fairs and exhibitions embellished the habit of seeing cities as a collage of stylized urban images and set scenes.

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