Afterword – Participatory Placemakers: Socio-spatial Orderings Along the Nexus of Tourism and Media

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This afterword comments on the rich and multifaceted contribution of this Companion. It welcomes the acknowledgement of tourists as location creators and their role in constructing and enhancing place narratives. Through a meta-reading of the chapters, a more robust conceptualization of participatory placemaking is put forward, which sketches three distinct processes: Place-wrecking, Place-assembling and Place-enhancing. The chapter concludes with a call for enriching media tourism studies with experiential, non-representational and phenomenological perspectives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Media and Tourism
EditorsMaria Månsson, Annæ Buchmann, Cecilia Cassinger, Lena Eskilsson
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)9781138366282
ISBN (Electronic)9780429430398
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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