Tourists and Tourism: Identifying with People and Places

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This book significantly furthers current debates on tourism by asking important and vexing questions about the nature of the tourist experience: 'folk museums' that forget many of the 'folk' who live in the areas represented; the environments and events that are shaped to meet the 'imagined dreams' of tourist spectators; the categorization of visitors and returnees who take up residence and participate in the construction of 'local' identities; the evolving meanings associated with indigenous culture, tradition, ...
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Overview

This book significantly furthers current debates on tourism by asking important and vexing questions about the nature of the tourist experience: 'folk museums' that forget many of the 'folk' who live in the areas represented; the environments and events that are shaped to meet the 'imagined dreams' of tourist spectators; the categorization of visitors and returnees who take up residence and participate in the construction of 'local' identities; the evolving meanings associated with indigenous culture, tradition, heritage, representation, reality and authenticity. In renegotiating the definitions of tourism for the new millennium, this book represents a major contribution to an emerging and highly topical area of study.
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Editorial Reviews

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"The contributors to this volume are all pressing for more profound and textured understandings of the interaction between tourists and the places and people visited than is the ordinary fare found in the growing body of literature on responsible tourism." —World Views

"This volume can be recommended in helping to both broaden and deepen our understanding of the social and cultural terms of engagement of the tourism process." —Jourbanal of Sustainable Tourism

"Provides a valuable contribution to the development of a qualitative tradition in tourism studies. [...]It breaks down many of the stereotypes that continue to dog the subdiscipline, and empirically it provides an excellent variety of case studies." —The Sociological Review

"The authors of this book each challenge conventional notions of what identity is, revealing the multitude of identities that are shaped by and shape tourism encounters. They raise new questions about relationships in tourism and help to further our conceptual understanding of this extraordinarily complex social phenomenon." —International Jourbanal of Heritage Studies

"This volume presents a thought-provoking inquiry into the international phenomenon of tourism and its analysis by the social sciences." —Cambridge Anthology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781859739006
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 6/28/1997
  • Series: Ethnicity and Identity Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Simone Abram is a Lecturer, at the University of Sheffield.

Jackie D. Waldren is at the University of Oxford.

Don Macleodis an Independent Scholar.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Tourists and Tourism - Identifying with People and Places 1
1 Island Involvement and the Evolving Tourist 13
2 Performing for Tourists in Rural France 29
3 We Are Not Tourists - We Live Here 51
4 More than the Beatles: Popular Music, Tourism and Urban Regeneration 71
5 Whose New Orleans? Music's Place in the Packaging of New Orleans for Tourism 91
6 The Ideal Village: Interactions through Tourism in Central Anatolia 107
7 'Alternative' Tourists on a Canary Island 129
8 Mas'Identity: Tourism and Global and Local Aspects of Trinidad Carnival 149
9 Representations of Nepal 173
10 The South-east Asian 'Living Museum' and its Antecedents 197
11 Packaging the Wild: Tourism Development in Alaska 223
Index 239
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