Paperbacks Direct: Book Series

Heritage, Tourism, and Community

Series Editors:

'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]

  • Culture, Celebrity, and the Cemetery

    Hollywood Forever, 1st Edition

    By Linda Levitt

    Monuments and memorials commemorating the dead and past events around the world have recently gained importance, not least because we are living in an era in which many are driven to record and archive the events of their lives. Cemeteries, in particular, are increasingly viewed as places…

    Hardback – 2018-05-31
    Heritage, Tourism, and Community

  • The Political Museum

    Power, Conflict, and Identity in Cyprus, 1st Edition

    By Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Alexandra Bounia

    This engaging volume reveals how politics permeates all facets of museum practice, particularly in regions of political conflict. In these settings, museums can be extraordinarily influential for shaping identity and collective memory and for peace building. Using key Cypriote archaeological,…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21
    Heritage, Tourism, and Community

  • Haunted Heritage

    The Cultural Politics of Ghost Tourism, Populism, and the Past, 1st Edition

    By Michele Hanks

    Haunted Heritage is a fascinating scholarly examination of the dynamics of ghost or paranormal tourism. Michele Hanks explores how this phenomenon allows for the re-articulation and re-configuring of ideas of heritage, epistemic authority, nation, and belonging. Drawing on long-term ethnographic…

    Paperback – 2015-01-15
    Heritage, Tourism, and Community

  • Faith in Heritage

    Displacement, Development, and Religious Tourism in Contemporary China, 1st Edition

    By Robert J Shepherd

    Using the example of China’s Wutai Shan—recently designated both a UNESCO World Heritage site and a national park—Robert J. Shepherd analyzes Chinese applications of western notions of heritage management within a non-western framework. What does the concept of world heritage mean for a site…

    Paperback – 2013-02-15
    Heritage, Tourism, and Community

  • Inconvenient Heritage

    Erasure and Global Tourism in Luang Prabang, 1st Edition

    By Lynne M Dearborn, John C Stallmeyer

    The major international recognition of a World Heritage Site designation can bring important preservation efforts and a wealth of tourist dollars to an impoverished area—but it can also have destructive side effects. In a revealing study with lessons for tourism and preservation projects around the…

    Paperback – 2012-08-31
    Heritage, Tourism, and Community

  • Speaking for the Enslaved

    Heritage Interpretation at Antebellum Plantation Sites, 1st Edition

    By Antoinette T Jackson

    Focusing on the agency of enslaved Africans and their descendants in the South, this work argues for the systematic unveiling and recovery of subjugated knowledge, histories, and cultural practices of those traditionally silenced and overlooked by national heritage projects and national public…

    Paperback – 2012-06-30
    Heritage, Tourism, and Community

  • Heritage That Hurts

    Tourists in the Memoryscapes of September 11, 1st Edition

    By Joy Sather-Wagstaff

    Memorial sites, sites of “dark tourism,” are vernacular spaces that are continuously negotiated, constructed, and reconstructed into meaningful places. Using the locale of the 9/11 tragedy, Joy Sather-Wagstaff explores the constructive role played by tourists in understanding social, political,…

    Paperback – 2011-02-01
    Heritage, Tourism, and Community

  • Coach Fellas

    Heritage and Tourism in Ireland, 1st Edition

    By Kelli Ann Costa

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-05-15
    Heritage, Tourism, and Community

  • The Tourists Gaze, The Cretans Glance

    Archaeology and Tourism on a Greek Island, 1st Edition

    By Philip Duke

    As researchers bring their analytic skills to bear on contemporary archaeological tourism, they find that it is as much about the present as the past. Philip Duke’s study of tourists gazing at the remains of Bronze Age Crete highlights this nexus between past and present, between exotic and mundane…

    Paperback – 2007-08-15
    Heritage, Tourism, and Community