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The Political Nature of Cultural Heritage and Tourism
Critical Essays, Volume Three

Edited By

Dallen J. Timothy

ISBN 9780754627005
Published June 28, 2007 by Routledge
538 Pages

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Book Description

This three volume reference series provides an authoritative and comprehensive set of volumes collecting together the most influential articles and papers on tourism, heritage and culture. The papers have been selected and introduced by Dallen Timothy, one of the leading international scholars in tourism research. The third volume 'The Political Nature of Cultural Heritage and Tourism' addresses contemporary issues such as heritage dissonance, the debate on authenticity, conflict, and contested heritage. Sold individually and as a set, this series will prove an essential reference work for scholars and students in geography, tourism and heritage studies, cultural studies and beyond.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; The convergence process in heritage tourism, Alexandros Apostolakis; Abraham Lincoln as authentic reproduction: a critique of postmodernism, Edward M. Bruner; Cultural politics or critical public history?: battling on the Little Bighorn, Debra Buchholtz; Local uniqueness in the global village: heritage tourism in Singapore, T.C. Chang; Contesting places of memory: the case of Auschwitz, Andrew Charlesworth; Coconstructing heritage at the Gettysburg storyscape, Athinodoros Chronis; Authenticity and commoditization in tourism, Erik Cohen; Historical preservation and identity: the Alamo and the production of a consumer landscape, Miguel de Oliver; Authenticity on the ground: engaging the past in a California ghost town, Dydia DeLyser; Guarding authenticity at literary tourism sites, Clare Fawcett and Patricia Cormack; Transforming tourism: black empowerment, heritage and identity beyond apartheid, S.C.Goudie, F. Khan and D. Kilian; Developing a framework for indicators of authenticity: the place and space of cultural and heritage tourism, Tazim Jamal and Steve Hill; Culture and the state: manufacturing traditions for tourism, Wai-Teng Leong; An unwanted past: contemporary tourism and the heritage of communism in Romania, Duncan Light; Gazing on communism: heritage tourism and post-communist identities in Germany, Hungary and Romania, Duncan Light; Staged authenticity: arrangements of social space in tourist settings, Dean MacCannell; Affirming authenticity: consuming cultural heritage, Alison J. McIntosh and Richard C. Prentice; Museums and the construction of national identity: a review, Fiona McLean; Tourism, performance and social exclusion in 'Olde York', Tom Mordue; Historic theme parks: an Australian experience in authenticity, Gianna M. Moscardo and Philip L. Pearce; Contested religious heritage: differing views of Mormon heritage, Daniel H. Olsen and Dallen J. Timothy; Culture, identity and tourism representation: marketing Cymru or Wales?, Annette Pritchard and Nigel J. Morgan; Aboriginal heritage art and moral rights, Michael S. Simons; Maori cultural performances and tourism, Ngaroma Tahana and Martin Oppermann; Remaking local heritage for tourism, Peggy Teo, and Brenda S.A. Yeoh; Authenticating ethnic tourism: Li dancers' perspectives, Geoffrey Wall and Philip Feifan Xie; Rethinking authenticity in tourism experience, Ning Wang; Contested heritage at the Cape Town Waterfront, Nigel Worden; Name index.

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Dallen J. Timothy is Professor and Program Director, Tourism Development and Management, School of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State University, USA. He has published extensively on tourism and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Heritage Tourism.