New Book out now: Travel Journalism: Exploring Production, Impact and Culture

After a couple of years of a lot of hard work by everyone involved, a new book on travel journalism, co-edited by Elfriede Fürsich and myself, has now been published by Palgrave Macmillan. We are very excited by this, and hope the book is well-received and will make an impact on a fast-growing field of scholarly inquiry. Here is the blurb from the book:

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Travel journalism has experienced enormous growth over recent decades, with a record number of media organizations now involved in producing information for tourists in one way or another. Correspondingly, journalism and media scholars have begun to pay more attention to this phenomenon. This book gives a comprehensive overview of the burgeoning field of travel journalism studies. The contributors explore travel journalism in newspapers and magazines, on television and online, across a wide range of national and cultural contexts. Individual chapters provide critical discussions of theoretical approaches, present studies of production, content and impact, and explain how travel journalism can be understood through the lenses of postcolonialism, sustainability and cosmopolitanism. This fascinating account offers a thoroughly international and interdisciplinary perspective on an increasingly important field of journalism scholarship.

The book is available direct from Palgrave, or from any good bookseller.

And here is the Table of Contents:

1. On The Relevance Of Travel Journalism: An Introduction; Folker Hanusch and Elfriede Fürsich

PART I: MAPPING THE TERRAIN: STRATEGIES FOR STUDYING TRAVEL JOURNALISM

2. People on the Move: Travel Journalism, Globalization, and Mobility; Elfriede Fürsich and Anandam P. Kavoori

3. Armchair Tourism: Travel Series as a Genre; Maja Sonne Damkjaer and Anne Marit Waade

4. Framing Tourism Destination Image: Extension of Stereotypes in and by Travel Media; Steve Pan and Cathy Hsu

PART II: EXPLORING THE PRODUCERS: PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS, ROUTINES AND MARKETS

5. Travel Journalism in Flux: New Practices in the Blogosphere; Bryan Pirolli

6. First-Person Singular: Teaching Travel Journalism in the Age of TripAdvisor; Andrew Duffy

7. Have Traveled, Will Write: User-Generated Content and New Travel Journalism; Usha Raman and Divya Choudary

8. Going with the Flow: Chinese Travel Journalism in Transition; Jiannu Bao

PART III: DESTINATION UNKNOWN: CONTENT AND REPRESENTATIONS

9. Along Similar Lines: Does Travel Content Follow Foreign News Flows?; Folker Hanusch

10. ‘Out there’: Travel Journalism and the Negotiation of Cultural Difference; Ben Cocking

11. Authorizing Others: Portrayals Of Middle Eastern Destinations In Travel Media; Christine N. Buzinde, Eunice E. Yoo and C. Bjørn Peterson

PART IV: (DARK) HISTORIES, SUSTAINABILITY, COSMOPOLITANISM: THE OLD AND NEW POLITICS OF TRAVEL JOURNALISM

12. Representations of Interconnectedness: A Cosmopolitan Framework for Analyzing Travel Journalism; Wiebke Schoon

13. Your Threat or Mine? How Travel Journalists Frame Environmental Problems; Lyn McGaurr

14. The Spectacle of Past Violence: Travel Journalism and Dark Tourism; Brian Creech

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About folkerhanusch

Dr Folker Hanusch is Professor of Journalism at the University of Vienna, Austria.
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