Touring Consumption

  • Stephan Sonnenburg
  • Desmond Wee

Part of the Management – Culture – Interpretation book series (MCI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. Stephan Sonnenburg, Desmond Wee
    Pages 9-20
  3. Ulrich Gehmann
    Pages 77-95
  4. Wendelin Küpers
    Pages 133-160
  5. Florin Mureşanu, Monica Mureşanu
    Pages 229-259
  6. Roy Andrew Partain
    Pages 261-284
  7. Tamara Rátz, Viktória Kundi, Gábor Michalkó
    Pages 285-302
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 319-323

About this book


This book attempts to confront spatial, performative and cultural interrelations between tourism and social economic behavior by providing a critical platform for the articulation of touring consumption in our contemporary world. Tourism has become a significant area of scholarship especially given the industry’s product development opportunities on a global scale. However, the emphasis placed on such research has largely been from a supply-side perspective. What needs to be explored is the shift towards the agencies of the tourist or traveler as consumer, and consumption as being embodied as a moment of practice in continuous states of touring.


  • Embodiment and experience
  • Brand and space
  • Form and performance
  • Culture and discourse

Target Groups

  • Researchers, lecturers and students of social sciences, cultural studies and management
  • Practitioners from different fields of business

The Editors

Stephan Sonnenburg is Professor for Creativity and Performative Management at the Karlshochschule International University in Karlsruhe, Germany. He is Dean of the Faculty ‘Management & Performance’.

Desmond Wee is Professor for Tourism Sciences and Spatial Theories at the Karlshochschule International University in Karlsruhe, Germany. He is Head of the Bachelor Programme International Tourism Management.


Cultural Studies Geography Management Mobilities Sociology Tourism

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephan Sonnenburg
    • 1
  • Desmond Wee
    • 2
  1. 1.Karlshochschule International University in KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Karlshochschule International University in KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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