Michael Clancy's edited book, Slow Tourism, Food and Cities: Pace and the Search for the 'Good Life,' was published this month by Routledge as part of their Advances in Tourism series. The book, which examines citizen practices involving lifestyle politics, traces the origins of the three separate but related movements, locating them within a critique of modernity while creating new spaces for political and civic action.
Part 1 locates the slow concept within the larger social setting of modernity and investigates claims made by the slow movement, examining aesthetic and instrumental values inherent to it. Part 2 explores the practices and places of slow, containing both conceptual and empirical chapters in Italy, the birthplace of the movement. Part 3 provides a comparative perspective by examining the practices in Spain, the UK, Germany and Canada.
The book contains 15 chapters, three of which were written by Clancy. Other contributors include scholars from Italy, Spain, the UK, USA, Ecuador, and Canada. Clancy is a professor in the Department of Politics, Economics, and International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.