FH Stralsund - Leisure and Tourism Management - Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Arlt - SoSe 2004
Leisure and Tourism Psychology






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Leisure and Tourism Psychology



Summing up:

The example of the social construction

of the perception of Nature






After the idealisation of nature as pictoresque (f.i. Claude Lorraine),







the man-made production of pictoresque landscapes (f.i. English Gardens),






the loading up of real regions with emotional values (f.i. Romantic Rhine),






the emotional values of half-preconceived far-away regions are searched for - and found (Gauguin).






The last step then is the de-spatialisation (Enträumlichung) of nature perception - beaches look the same everywhere und postcards transport more information about the tourist than the place.




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