Coach Fellas: Heritage and Tourism in Ireland, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Coach Fellas

Heritage and Tourism in Ireland, 1st Edition

By Kelli Ann Costa

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255 pages

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The Coach Fellas are known to almost all tourists who traverse the Irish countryside. Ostensibly bus drivers, they are also the tour guides who provide the crucial component in the branding of “people, place, and pace” upon which Irish heritage tourism depends. Kelli Costa’s ethnography of these highly trained and informed working class men highlights a previously ignored component of the tourism industry. She also demonstrates their importance in providing a visitor-specific vision of heritage that contrasts with the realities of contemporary economic development.

About the Series

Heritage, Tourism, and Community

'Heritage, Tourism, and Community' is an innovative book series that seeks to address these three interconnected areas from multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Titles in the series examine heritage and tourism, and their relationships to local community, economic development, regional ecology, heritage conservation and preservation, and related indigenous, regional, and national political and cultural issues.

Manuscripts, proposals, and letters of inquiry should be submitted to the series editors, Helaine Silverman and Mike Robinson, at [email protected] and [email protected]

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC003000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology