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Recession, Recovery, Regeneration and Resilience: Newport and the creation of movement cultures

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This article aligns theories of city imaging and physical cultural studies to probe the city of Newport. This ‘new’ city shares many cultural and economic characteristics with the rest of Wales, but also reveals some signicant differences. We focus on and probe the movement policies and cultures in the city, understanding the relationship between bodies and economics, cities and health. Through this discussion, we weave analyses of resilience through the paper, recognising that regeneration focuses on constructing and renovating buildings. We investigate how regeneration and resilience disconnect, with particular consequences for health. Part of this challenge emerges because of the inability to align sport and event tourism with the promotion of walking programmes for residents. Regeneration and resilience disconnect once more. Creating movement cultures is difcult. The ambivalent success of Newport’s policies and initiatives offers both insights and warnings to other small cities.

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Issue: Volume 11, Issue 2, 2017

The pushbike song: Rolling physical cultural studies through the landscape

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Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, 2015

Colonial control or terroir tourism? The case of Houghton’s White Burgundy

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Is Burgundy more than a region in France, or could it refer to a style of wine making? Food and wine are not only derived from a place. They make a place. Other industries are enabled through food and wine, particularly tourism. ‘Region’ has a distinctive role in framing the brand and profile of a wine bottle. ‘Region’ mitigates risk for a consumer. Region is a proxy for quality. This article investigates the impact of the legal protection and control of regionality on formerly colonized nations, with particular consequences on wine industries. By exploring Houghton’s White Burgundy and its transformation into White Classic, the impact of protecting regionality on formerly colonized nations is revealed.

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Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, 2014

When bohemia becomes a business: City lights, Columbus avenue and a future for San Francisco

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| Full text .pdf | This article offers a study of the now clichéd Bohemian Index. I explore how Richard Florida’s arguments flatten, homogenize and commercialize the radicalism and resistance of the cities validated through his criteria. Activism becomes a brand. San

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Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, 2011