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Travel Journalism and Travel Media: Identities, Places and Imaginings

Cocking, Ben (2020) Travel Journalism and Travel Media: Identities, Places and Imaginings. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, 162 pp. ISBN 978-1-137-59907-0. E-ISBN 978-1-137-59908-7. (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-59908-7) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:82040)

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Abstract

This book charts the trajectory of travel journalism from its print based origins to the emergence of hybridised multi-platform content. It considers how this has led to not only different kinds of travel journalism but different kinds of travel journalists; the professional travel journalist is now challenged online by user generated content. Cocking focuses on the conventions and “news values” of British print-based travel journalism, examining the genre’s liminal position between truth and fiction. In the context of the expansion of global tourism, Cocking explores how travel journalism from different parts of the world negotiates cultural differences in its depictions of destinations, regions, and tourist practices. Consideration is also given to the political potential of travel journalism and its capacity for awareness raising. Based on original research including qualitative analysis of print-based articles and blogs this book offers an innovative and original contribution to this emerging field of study.

Item Type: Book
DOI/Identification number: 10.1057/978-1-137-59908-7
Uncontrolled keywords: Travel journalism, Travel writing, Orientalism, Orientalist, Tourism, Tabloidisation, Tabloid, News values, Critical discourse analysis, Representation, Cosmopolitanism, National monuments, Broadsheets, Political economy, Visual images, Cultural difference, ‘Other’ / otherness, Professional values, Tourism industry, Lifestyle journalism, Digital Nomad, Travel Hacking, Middle East, Malaysia / Malaysian, Environmentalism, Politics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Centre for Journalism
Depositing User: Ben Cocking
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2020 13:47 UTC
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 12:30 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/82040 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Cocking, Ben: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1247-791X
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