Devils on the Deep Blue Sea

Author: Kristoffer A. Garin
Publisher: Viking Press
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An exploration of America's cruise ship industry traces its meteoric rise throughout the past four decades, describing its humble beginnings in the early 1960s, the impact of the popular The Love Boat television series, and the influence of business practices and environmental laws. 30,000 first printing.

Cruising in the Global Economy

Author: Christine B. N. Chin
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754672425
Format: PDF, ePub
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Interdisciplinary in nature, this analysis elicits an examination of states' relationship to the maritime regulatory structure governing ship ownership, management and operations, cruise lines' business strategies, development of port communities to capture cruise-related revenue, changing leisure consumption patterns and meanings, and the employment of foreign migrant workers as seafarers.

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater

Author: Nadine George-Graves
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199917493
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater collects a critical mass of border-crossing scholarship on the intersections of dance and theatre. Taking corporeality as an idea that unites the work of dance and theater scholars and artists, and embodiment as a negotiation of power dynamics with important stakes, these essays focus on the politics and poetics of the moving body in performance both on and off stage. Contemporary stage performances have sparked global interest in new experiments between dance and theater, and this volume situates this interest in its historical context by extensively investigating other such moments: from pagan mimes of late antiquity to early modern archives to Bolshevik Russia to post-Sandinista Nicaragua to Chinese opera on the international stage, to contemporary flash mobs and television dance contests. Ideologically, the essays investigate critical race theory, affect theory, cognitive science, historiography, dance dramaturgy, spatiality, gender, somatics, ritual, and biopolitics among other modes of inquiry. In terms of aesthetics, they examine many genres such as musical theater, contemporary dance, improvisation, experimental theater, television, African total theater, modern dance, new Indian dance theater aesthetics, philanthroproductions, Butoh, carnival, equestrian performance, tanztheater, Korean Talchum, Nazi Movement Choirs, Lindy Hop, Bomba, Caroline Masques, political demonstrations, and Hip Hop. The volume includes innovative essays from both young and seasoned scholars and scholar/practitioners who are working at the cutting edges of their fields. The handbook brings together essays that offer new insight into well-studied areas, challenge current knowledge, attend to neglected practices or moments in time, and that identify emergent themes. The overall result is a better understanding of the roles of dance and theater in the performative production of meaning.

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism

Author: Linda L. Lowry
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483368939
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Taking a global and multidisciplinary approach, The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism brings together a team of international scholars to examine the travel and tourism industry, which is expected to grow at an annual rate of four percent for the next decade. In more than 500 entries spanning four comprehensive volumes, the Encyclopedia examines the business of tourism around the world paying particular attention to the social, economic, environmental, and policy issues at play. The book examines global, regional, national, and local issues including transportation, infrastructure, the environment, and business promotion. By looking at travel trends and countries large and small, the Encyclopedia analyses a wide variety of challenges and opportunities facing the industry. In taking a comprehensive and global approach, the Encyclopedia approaches the field of travel and tourism through the numerous disciplines it reaches, including the traditional tourism administration curriculum within schools of business and management, economics, public policy, as well as social science disciplines such as the anthropology and sociology. Key features include: More than 500 entries authored and signed by key academics in the field Entries on individual countries that details the health of the tourism industry, policy and planning approaches, promotion efforts, and primary tourism draws. Additional entries look at major cities and popular destinations Coverage of travel trends such as culinary tourism, wine tourism, agritourism, ecotourism, geotourism, slow tourism, heritage and cultural-based tourism, sustainable tourism, and recreation-based tourism Cross-references and further readings A Reader’s Guide grouping articles by disciplinary areas and broad themes

Cruise Ship Tourism 2nd Edition

Author: Ross Dowling
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1780646089
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Completely updated and revised, Cruise Ship Tourism, 2nd Edition covers the economic, social and environmental impacts of cruising, combining the latest knowledge and research to provide a comprehensive account of the subject. Despite the industry growing rapidly, there is a substantial gap in the related literature, and this book addresses the key issues for researchers, students and industry professionals. A valuable 'one-stop-shop' for those interested in cruise ships and maritime tourism, this new edition from major names in the field is also an invaluable resource for anyone concerned more widely with tourism and business development.

Giants of the Seas

Author: Aaron Saunders
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 1848321724
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The cruise ship market is a 30 billion-dollar industry, and in 2013 it is estimated that it will carry more than 20 million passengers; nor is there any sign of a slow down in the seven percent annual growth. What keeps the passengers coming in such huge numbers isn't the food, the ports or the entertainment. They come for the magnificent floating palaces themselves, the giants of the sea.?In this new book, the author showcases the most influential cruise ships of the last three decades beginning with Royal Caribbean's ground-breaking Sovereign of the Seas. When she was launched in 1988 she was the largest passenger ship constructed since Cunard's Queen Mary entered service some 48 years earlier, and her entry into service sparked a fiercely competitive building boom that continues to this day. ??The reader is taken aboard thirty of the most spectacular ships to reveal how their innovative designs changed the landscape of modern cruising. By employing original and archival photographs, deck plans, cruise programmes, as well as the author's intimate knowledge of many of these vessels, a unique picture is built up of these great ships and it becomes clear that the true Golden Age of Cruising is not in some distant past but exists right now, and that its origins can be traced back to one ship, launched in 1988.??A truly sumptuous and fascinating book for all those drawn to the world of the modern cruise ship.??As seen in Ships Monthly Magazine

Cruising

Author: Marc Mancini
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781401840068
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Comprehensive profiles of two dozen cruise lines, a study of cruises by their geographic itineraries, and an insider’s view of cruise sales, marketing, and operations make this the only guide needed for learning how to succeed in the cruise industry. The content has been written in a magazine-style manner, making it easy and fun to read. And the author has applied a number of educational strategies, lending to Cruising’s easy learning manner. Particular attention is placed on key terms and phrases for better comprehension, activities and discussion items reinforce the concepts, and photos, graphics, and sidebars illustrate each chapter’s content. Dozens of leading industry professionals—including several cruise line presidents—have reviewed this material, ensuring that it reflects real-world insights into the business.

Selling the Sea

Author: Bob Dickinson
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471749189
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An insider's view of how the cruising business operates Selling the Sea offers a complete picture of the cruise line industry along with step-by-step coverage of how to effectively market the cruising experience. This updated Second Edition features new coverage of how technology has impacted the industry, new niche markets in cruising, and expanded material on shipbuilding and design. It also includes insightful interviews with today's captains, social directors, food and beverage managers, and cruise line executives who have hands-on experience at the day-to-day workings of a cruise ship.

A Man and His Ship

Author: Steven Ujifusa
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451645090
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Harvard-educated historian and advisor to the S.S. United States Conservancy documents the story of innovative ship designer William Francis Gibbs, describing the breakthroughs that enabled him to craft high-performance ships of unprecedented versatility. 50,000 first printing.

Cruise Ship Squeeze

Author: Ross A. Klein
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865715226
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is about modern pirates: those who sail huge cruise ships from one port to another, offloading thousands of visitors a day. While the industry rakes in billions of dollars a year, paying virtually no income tax, the ports that ships visit are left with relatively few crumbs. It exploits workers onboard ships; uses graft from its deep war chests to shape political decisions and influence media; and bullies administrations into accepting, for example, that Carnival's 50%-plus market dominance is not anti-competitive, or that its abysmal environmental and health practices are responsible. It represents capitalism at its worst. A detailed and alarming exposé of the injustices of cruise tourism, the book's concluding chapter examines social and political action that has been directed toward the cruise industry, identifies key organisations and groups that have been effective and that have maintained their integrity, and calls on readers to help contain the industry through grassroots activism so that it becomes environmentally, socially, economically, and politically viable.