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Slow tourism, food and cities: pace and the search for the 'good life'

Slow tourism, food and cities: pace and the search for the 'good life'

Clancy, Michael (Professor of political science), editor

This book provides an in-depth examination of slow food, tourism and cities, demonstrating how these elements are intertwined with each other and the larger slow movement, as part of the modern search for "the good life." While slow tourism has been present as a concept and practice for years, organizationally and conceptually its principles are still emerging. This book systematically treats food, cities and tourism within the context of the larger alternative lifestyle movement with examples from Europe, USA and Brazil. Part 1 locates the 'slow' concept within the larger social setting of modernity and investigates claims made by the slow movement. It examines both the aesthetic and instrumental values behind the movement. Part 2 explores the practices and places of slow, containing both conceptual and empirical chapters. Finally, part 3 looks at the emergence of slow food, tourism and cities in a comparative perspective by examining the practices from Spain, UK, Germany and Brazil

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Published Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, [2018]
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Michael Clancy
ISBN: 1138920916, 1315686716, 1317415965, 9781138920910, 9781315686714, 9781317415961
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: pages cm.
Series: Routledge advances in tourism
Subject: Tourism Social aspects.; Slow food movement.; Slow life movement.; City and town life Social aspects.


  1. Introduction : the rise of slow in a fast world / Michael Clancy
  2. "Travel too fast and you miss all you travel for" : slower mobilities and the politics of pace / Jennie Germann Molz
  3. Slow tourism : a theoretical framework / Viviana Calzati and Paola de Salvo
  4. Slow travel and tourism : new concept or new label? / Peter McGrath and Richard Sharpley
  5. Practicing slow : political and ethical implications / Michael Clancy
  6. Creative tourism as slow tourism / Roberto Lavarini and Rosantonietta Scramaglia
  7. Slow food in slow tourism / Paolo Corvo and Raffaele Matacena
  8. Slow and intelligent cities : when slow is also smart / Giovanni Tocci
  9. Between slow tourists and operators : expectations and implications of a strategic cross-border proposal / Moreno Zago
  10. Cittàslow : the Emilia-Romagna case / Gabriele Manella
  11. Successful integration of slow and sustainable tourism : a case study of food tourism in the alpine region of Algovia, Germany / Katia Laura Sidali and María de Obeso
  12. The experiential value of slow tourism : a Spanish perspective / José Manuel Hernández-Mogollón, Elide Di-Clemente, Ana María Campón-Cerro and José Antonio Folgado-Fernández
  13. Embedding slow tourism and the "slow phases" framework : the case of Cambridge, UK / Michael B. Duignan and Chris Wilbert
  14. Drinking in the good life : tourism mobilities and the slow movement in wine country / Donna Senese, Filippo Randelli, John Hull, and Colleen Hiner
  15. Conclusion : the promises and pitfalls of slow / Michael Clancy.

Author note

Michael Clancy, Professor, Department of Politics and Government, University of Hartford, USA