Due to its centrality to the processes of transnational mobilities, migration and globalization, tourism studies has the potential to make a significant contribution to understanding the postcolonial experience. Drawing together theoretical and applied research, this fascinating book illuminates the links between tourism, colonialism and postcolonialism. Significantly, it creates a space for the voices of authors from postcolonial countries.
Chapters are integrated and examined through concepts taken from the wider postcolonial literature, which identify tourism not only as an international industry but also as a postcolonial cultural form, which by its very nature is based on past and present day colonial structural relationships.
The first book to explicitly explore the contribution tourism can make to the postcolonial experience, this book is an essential read for students of tourism, cultural studies and geography.
1. Introduction 2. Tourism and New Sense: World-Making and the Enunciative Value of Tourism 3. Saying the Same Old Things with New Words: The Language of the Travel Mediator: Travel Discourses and Narratives in the Popular Magazine Travel Texts 4. Ethnic Tourism in Postcolonial Environments 5. About Romance and Reality: European Imagery in Postcolonial Tourism in Southern Africa 6. Re-Inventing the Square: Postcolonial Geographies and the Tourist Gaze in Jamaa el Fna, Marrakech 7. Post-Apartheid Monuments: The Visual Representation of Heritage and Cultural Tourism 8. Tourism and British Colonial Heritage in Malaysia and Singapore 9. Levuka, Fiji: A Colonial Town for Neo-Colonial Tourism 10. Tourism and Postcolonial Relationships: The Case of Malta 11. Neocolonialism, Dependency and External Control of Africa's Tourism Industry: A Case-Study of Wildlife Safari Tourism in Kenya 12. Using Cultural Tourism to Promulgate New National Myths 13. Tourism Structures in Post-Apartheid South Africa 14. Globalization as Neocolonialist Tourism Conclusions