The Resource 'There and back again,' but where? : tourism, "The Lord of the Rings", and media power : a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Colorado in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, by Robert Moses Peaslee

'There and back again,' but where? : tourism, "The Lord of the Rings", and media power : a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Colorado in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, by Robert Moses Peaslee

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'There and back again,' but where? : tourism, "The Lord of the Rings", and media power : a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Colorado in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Title
'There and back again,' but where?
Title remainder
tourism, "The Lord of the Rings", and media power : a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Colorado in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Statement of responsibility
by Robert Moses Peaslee
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Language
eng
Summary
This study interrogates the nature and deployment of media power in the lives of actors with reference to particular products of popular entertainment. Based on ethnographic field work conducted in Matamata, Aotearoa New Zealand in February and March of 2007, and on textual analysis of print, video, and new media marketing pieces, this study examines the "Hobbiton" film location (located on the farm of the Alexander family), the materials which support it as a tourist site, the experience of guides and visitors on-site, and the social impact of the location on its host community. Engaging with the theoretical positions of Nick Couldry, Michel de Certeau, Michel Foucault, and Pierre Bourdieu, and working under a symbolic interactionist epistemology, the study produces findings with rich implications for the understanding of the embodied discourses of power at play in places which become "special" and in the rituals through which actors attend to them. The study interrogates the embodiment of "key media-related categories and boundaries, whose performance reinforces, indeed helps legitimate, the underlying 'value' expressed in the idea that the media is our access point to our social centre" (Couldry, 2003, p.2)
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Peaslee, Robert Moses
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Colorado at Boulder, 2007
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • abstracts summaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Tourism
  • Mass media
  • Matamata(N.Z)
  • Matamata (N.Z.)
  • Motion picture locations
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'There and back again,' but where? : tourism, "The Lord of the Rings", and media power : a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Colorado in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, by Robert Moses Peaslee
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Publication
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  • Authorised reprint
  • UMI number: 3284471
Contents
1. Introduction: Concerning Hobbiton -- 2. Theorizing media power, tourism practice and place -- 3. Media anthropology and the interpretation of Hobbiton -- 4. The Palantir : the globalized textual display of Hobbiton -- 5. "The man from New Line knocked on the door" : Hobbiton/Matamata and the engagement with the global popular -- 6. One ring, many circles : the Hobbiton tour experience -- 7. Conclusion
Control code
ocn231717206
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
vii, 356 p.
System control number
(OCoLC)231717206
Label
'There and back again,' but where? : tourism, "The Lord of the Rings", and media power : a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Colorado in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, by Robert Moses Peaslee
Publication
Note
  • Authorised reprint
  • UMI number: 3284471
Contents
1. Introduction: Concerning Hobbiton -- 2. Theorizing media power, tourism practice and place -- 3. Media anthropology and the interpretation of Hobbiton -- 4. The Palantir : the globalized textual display of Hobbiton -- 5. "The man from New Line knocked on the door" : Hobbiton/Matamata and the engagement with the global popular -- 6. One ring, many circles : the Hobbiton tour experience -- 7. Conclusion
Control code
ocn231717206
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
vii, 356 p.
System control number
(OCoLC)231717206

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