1st Edition

Cultural Sustainability, Tourism and Development (Re)articulations in Tourism Contexts

Edited By Nancy Duxbury Copyright 2021
    234 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    234 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Cultural Sustainability, Tourism and Development considers how tourism provides a lens to examine issues of cultural sustainability and change. It discusses how cultural and natural assets, artistic interventions, place identity, policy strategies, and community well-being are intertwined in (re)articulations of place and local dynamics that occur in tourist locations.

    With a primary focus on culture in sustainable development, the book clarifies connections between culture as a core dimension of local sustainability and cultural dimensions of sustainable tourism. It highlights the roles and place of cultural expression, artistic activity, and heritage resources in local or regional sustainable development contexts. Chapters critically examine the dimensions of tourism-invoked dynamics of change and the cultural impacts of tourism-related activities. The book concludes with proposals for new culture-informed and creativity-based approaches, mediations, and relations to encourage a better balance between visitors and residents’ quality of life and the broader sustainability of the area. Interdisciplinary and international in scope, contributions reflect on communities and rural areas located in Brazil, Canada, Croatia, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, and the United States.

    This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of cultural development and policy, heritage studies, cultural tourism and sustainable tourism, cultural geography, and regional development.

      1. Cultural sustainability, tourism, and development: Articulating connections
      Nancy Duxbury

      Part I Relational modes of tourism and culture-informed placemaking dynamics

      2. What is the role of responsible tourism in building stronger and intercultural communities? Two case studies from Italy
      Pierluigi Musarò and Melissa Moralli

      3. Making places through creative tourism?
      Greg Richards

      Part II Artistic interventions for regional revitalization

      4. Rural art festival revitalizing a Japanese declining tourism island
      Meng Qu and Carolin Funck

      5. Bonavista Biennale – Art Encounters on the Edge: Contemporary art in rural Newfoundland
      Catherine Beaudette

      Part III Leveraging culture-based tourism for local development

      6. Small growth: Cultural heritage and co-placemaking in Canada’s post-resource communities
      Heather Campbell and Fergus T. Maclaren

      7. Positive and negative effects of cultural tourism development: Changes and dynamics in the Polish region of Podlasie
      Katarzyna Plebańczyk

      8. Engaging culture and tourism under international hallmark programmes: Local perspectives and trajectories
      Elisabete Caldeira Neto Tomaz

      Part IV Generative approaches to cultural stewardship and tourism

      9. Casa Grande Foundation: Local tourism and social value – the impact beyond counting
      Inês Almeida

      10. Eco-warriors Bishnois for cultural tourism in Rajasthan
      Neekee Chaturvedi

      11. The dichotomies of local tourism and cultural development in the city of Dubrovnik: issues of (un)sustainability
      Ana Žuvela and Ana Portolan

      Part V Closing remarks

      12. (Re)articulating culture, tourism, community, and place: Closing remarks
      Nancy Duxbury


      Nancy Duxbury is a senior researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal.