Venice: a shifting metaphor for the human condition – article on Spiked-Online

This article is an edited extract from my book Venice in Environmental Peril? Myth and Reality (2012).
The article was published on 27 January 2012 and can be read by clicking on the link below:

Venice: a shifting metaphor for the human condition

The article is adapted from the book’s conclusion, so is not exactly the same as the text in the book. The article also finishes by identifying the following challenge, which is outlined in the remainder of the book’s conclusion:

“To achieve this end requires a critical challenge to the three key components of the contemporary Venetian metaphor: sustainability, climate change and the risks of tourism.”

So the article gives you a free taster, but not the entire conclusion!
I hope it will entice you to purchase the book, which can be done using the link to Amazon below:

Venice in Environmental Peril? Myth and Reality

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