The Routledge Cultural Heritage and Tourism Series offers a much-needed forum for original, innovative and cutting-edge research. This series is aimed at upper-level undergraduates, researchers and research students, as well as academics and policy-makers. Titles within the series are empirically and/or theoretically informed and explore a range of dynamic, diverse and topical areas, drawing across the humanities and social sciences to offer interdisciplinary perspectives. This series encourages new theoretical perspectives and showcases ground-breaking work that reflects the dynamism and vibrancy of heritage, tourism and cultural studies.
Areas of interest for the series are broad and multidisciplinary, including but not limited to:
The Economics and Finance of Cultural Heritage How to Make Tourist Attractions a Regional Economic Resource
Deconstructing Eurocentric Tourism and Heritage Narratives in Mexican American Communities Juan de Oñate as a West Texas Icon
Waterways and the Cultural Landscape
Industrial Heritage and Regional Identities
Valuing World Heritage Cities
By Takamitsu Jimura
August 16, 2021
This book offers a comprehensive understanding of cultural heritage in Japan and its relationship with both domestic and international tourism. Japan has witnessed an increase in tourism, with rising visitor numbers to both established destinations and lesser known sites. This has generated greater...
By Jennifer Frost, Warwick Frost
August 13, 2021
This book examines the pervading influence of medieval culture, through an exploration of the intersections between tourism, heritage, and imaginaries of the medieval in the media. Drawing on examples from tourist destinations, heritage sites, fictional literature, television and cinema, the book ...
By Deepak Chhabra
July 23, 2021
This book examines the authentication of authenticity in heritage tourism through a resilient smart systems approach. It discusses the emerging trends in cultural tourism and highlights their significance in negotiating authenticity in tourism experience. Authentication of authenticity is an ...
Edited By Howayda Al-Harithy
July 13, 2021
This book calls for re-conceptualising urban recovery by exploring the intersection of reconstruction and displacement in volatile contexts in the Global South. It explores the spatial, social, artistic, and political conditions that promote urban recovery. Reconstruction and displacement have ...
By Vincenzo Pacelli, Edgardo Sica
July 27, 2020
This book analyses the economic and financial profiles of heritage assets as tourist attractions. Offering both theoretical insights, methods, and global empirical examples, it considers how heritage assets can create economic and social value for a region. It offers an analysis of micro- and ...
Edited By Thomas Carter, David Charles Harvey, Roy Jones, Iain J.M. Robertson
December 04, 2019
This book investigates the selection process of heritagisation to understand what specific pasts are being selected or rejected for representation, who is selecting them, how and to whom they are being represented and why they are being presented, or dismissed, in the ways that they are. Some ...
By Frank G. Perez, Carlos F. Ortega
September 26, 2019
This book attempts to dismantle the unfounded Eurocentric view of US-born and immigrant Mexican peoples, that groups together the identities of Latinx, Chicanx, and other indigenous peoples of the Southwest into Hispanics whose contributions to the cultural, historical, and social development of ...
Edited By Francesco Vallerani, Francesco Visentin
July 12, 2019
Water control and management have been fundamental to the building of human civilisation. In Europe, the regulation of major rivers, the digging of canals and the wetland reclamation schemes from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, generated new typologies of waterscapes with significant ...
Edited By Christian Wicke, Stefan Berger, Jana Golombek
March 12, 2018
Heritage is not what we see in front of us, it is what we make of it in our heads. Heritage sites have been connected to a range of identarian projects, both spatial and non-spatial. One of the most common links with heritage has been national identity. This book stresses that heritage has ...
By Tanja Vahtikari
February 12, 2018
With its celebrated World Heritage List, UNESCO steers the global heritage agenda through the definition and redefinition of what constitutes heritage and by offering the highest-level forum for heritage professionalism. While it is the national governments that nominate sites for inclusion in the ...
Edited By Mattias Frihammar, Helaine Silverman
November 30, 2017
Today, death is being reconceptualised around the world as heritage, replete with material markers and intangible performances. These heritages of death are personal, national and international. They are vernacular as well as official, sanctioned as well as alternative. This book brings together ...