Tourism and Leisure research from european perspective
Head of the project:
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mittag
IESF staff entrusted with the project:
Diana Wendland, M.A.
Period of research:
2014 - present
In several research projects at the IESF social, cultural and mental impacts of leisure and tourism during the 20th century are analyzed. The focus of these research activities lies on the development, expansion and transnational dimension of leisure-cultures in Western societies after the Second World War and on the changes of the 1960s and 1970s – in particular on the evolution and consolidation of “mass” and “alternative” tourism and the changes in the field of leisure sports. Since these research activities such as a textbook on tourism history, a workshop and a doctorial thesis on tourism development in the 1970s and 1980s, are designed as long term projects, they are able to enhance the strengthening of humanities and social science perspectives on leisure- and tourism research