The Tourists Gaze, The Cretans Glance: Archaeology and Tourism on a Greek Island

The Tourists Gaze, The Cretans Glance: Archaeology and Tourism on a Greek Island

by Philip Duke
     
 

ISBN-10: 1598741438

ISBN-13: 9781598741438

Pub. Date: 08/30/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

As researchers bring their analytic skills to bear on contemporary archaeological tourism, they find that it is as much about the present as the past. Philip Duke’s study of tourists gazing at the remains of Bronze Age Crete highlights this nexus between past and present, between exotic and mundane. Using personal diaries, ethnographic interviews, site

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As researchers bring their analytic skills to bear on contemporary archaeological tourism, they find that it is as much about the present as the past. Philip Duke’s study of tourists gazing at the remains of Bronze Age Crete highlights this nexus between past and present, between exotic and mundane. Using personal diaries, ethnographic interviews, site guidebooks, and tourist brochures, Duke helps us understand the impact that archaeological sites, museums and the constructed past have on tourists’ view of their own culture, how it legitimizes class inequality at home as well as on the island of Crete, both Minoan and modern.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598741438
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/30/2007
Series:
Heritage, Tourism and Community Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     9
Introduction     13
Touring the Past     21
The Minoan Past     33
Tourists and the Constructed Past     57
Modern Crete, Ancient Minoans, and the Tourist Experience     67
Constructing a Prehistory     93
The Nexus of the Past     119
References Cited     123
Appendix     145
Index     153
About the Author     155

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