Senior Tourism

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging and Traveling

This volume aims to bridge the disciplinary gap between tourism studies and aging studies. It investigates the intersections of tourism and aging from a variety of perspectives that focus on the many ways in which senior tourism is socially constructed and/or individually experienced. The essays tackle key topics ranging from the socio-economic aspects of post-retirement travel to the representations of the traveling elderly in literature, film and media, and the influence of travel on late-life creativity.

Simone Francescato (PhD) teaches American Culture and Literature at Ca‘ Foscari University of Venice (Simone Francescato: Ca‘ Foscari University of Venice).
Roberta Maierhofer is Professor of (Inter)American Studies at the University of Graz, Austria, and Adjunct Professor at Binghamton University, New York. Her research focuses on American Literature and Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Transatlantic Cooperation in Education, Inter-American Studies and Age/Aging Studies (Roberta Maierhofer: www.agingstudies.eu).
Valeria Minghetti is Chief Senior Researcher at CISET (Valeria Minghetti: www.unive.it/ciset).
Eva-Maria Trinkaus is a PhD candidate at the Center for Inter-American Studies at the University of Graz, Austria (Eva-Maria Trinkaus: Uni Graz).

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