Ein anderes Stück Europa? Der Mittelmeertourismus in Expertendiskursen der Nachkriegszeit, 1950-1980

Hertel, Patricia. (2015) Ein anderes Stück Europa? Der Mittelmeertourismus in Expertendiskursen der Nachkriegszeit, 1950-1980. Comparativ : Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung, 25 (3). pp. 75-93.

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The mass tourism of millions of Europeans towards the Mediterranean in the post-war era was made possible through the efforts of both private and governmental actors. This article explores how, why, and to what extent these experts promoted ideas of a "South" within Western Europe during the Cold War era. Evaluating different groups of tourism experts - such as tour operators, travel writers, tourism scholars, economists in international organizations, politicians, and journalists - this article identifies several discourses that expressed internal differences within Western Europe via the idea of a European "South" that belonged to Western Europe, but which was considered to be "different" at the same time. The article argues that tourism experts fostered quite contradictory ideas: on the one hand, tourism was a central field to promote the idea of a "Southern difference" and, on the other hand, tourism was used to bridge economic gaps and political conflicts within Western Europe.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Geschichte > Bereich Neuere und Neueste Geschichte > Neuere Allgemeine Geschichte (Lengwiler)
UniBasel Contributors:Hertel, Patricia
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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