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The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Tourism

Edited by: Melanie Smith , Greg Richards

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415523516
eBook ISBN: 9780203120958
Adobe ISBN: 9781136324789

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The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Tourism explores and critically evaluates the debates and controversies in this field of Tourism. It brings together leading specialists from a range of disciplinary backgrounds and geographical regions, to provide state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research on this significant stream of tourism and its future direction.

The book is divided into 7 inter-related sections. Section 1 looks at the historical, philosophical and theoretical framework for cultural tourism. This section debates tourist autonomy role play, authenticity, imaginaries, cross-cultural issues and inter-disciplinarity Section 2 analyses the role that politics takes in cultural tourism. This section also looks at ways in which cultural tourism is used as a policy instrument for economic development. Section 3 focuses on social patterns and trends, such as the mobilities paradigm, performativity, reflexivity and traditional hospitality, as well as considering sensitive social issues such as dark tourism. Section 4 analyses community and development, exploring adaptive forms of cultural tourism, as well as more sustainble models for indigenous tourism development. Section 5 discusses Landscapes and Destinations, including the transformation of space into place, issues of authenticity in landscape, the transformation of urban and rural landscapes into tourism products and conservation versus development dilemmas. Section 6 refers to Regeneration and Planning, especially the creative turn in cultural tourism, which can be used to avoid problems of serial reproduction, standardisation and homogenisation. Section 7 deals with The Tourist and Visitor Experience, emphasising the desire of tourists to be more actively and interactively engaged in cultural tourism.

This significant volume offers the reader a comprehensive synthesis of this field, conveying the latest thinking and research. The text is international in focus, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study and will be an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in Cultural Tourism.

This is essential reading for students, researchers and academics of Tourism as well as those of related studies in particular Cultural Studies, Leisure, Geography, Sociology, Politics and Economics.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Nineteenth-Century ‘Golden Age’ of Cultural Tourism Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Cultivated Pursuits Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Talking Tourists Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The (Im)Mobility of Tourism Imaginaries Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Reflections on Globalisation and Cultural Tourism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Philosophy and the Nature of the Authentic Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Multilogical Imagination Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Tourism Policy Challenges Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Co-Operation as a Central Element of Cultural Tourism Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Territory, Culture, Nationalism, and the Politics of Place Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Cultural Lessons Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Establishment of National Heritage Tourism Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Potential Methods for Measuring the Economic Impacts of Cultural Tourism Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Economic Impacts of Cultural Tourism Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Economic Value of Cultural Tourism Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Can the Value Chain of a Cultural Tourism Destination Be Measured? Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Cultural Tourism and the Mobilities Paradigm Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Erasmus Students Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Performing and Recording Culture Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Cosmopolitanism and Hospitality Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Hospitality Download PDF
Chapter  22:  A Darker Type of Cultural Tourism Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Tattoo Tourism in the Contemporary West and in Thailand Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Tourism, Anthropology and Cultural Configuration Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Souvenirs and Cultural Tourism Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Documenting Culture Through Film in Touristic Settings Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Understanding Indigenous Tourism Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Indigenous Tourism and the Challenge of Sustainability Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Māori Tourism Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Social Entrepreneurship and Cultural Tourism in Developing Economies Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Space and Place-Making Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The Development of the Historic Landscape as a Cultural Tourism Product Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Finding a Place for Heritage in South-East Asian Cities Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Campus Tourism, Universities and Destination Development Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Cultural Heritage Resources of Traditional Agricultural Landscapes, Inspired by Chinese Experiences Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Special Interest Cultural Tourism Products Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Tourism Development Trajectories Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Critiquing Creativity in Tourism Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Cultural Tourism Development in the Post-Industrial City Download PDF
Chapter  40:  After the Crisis Download PDF
Chapter  41:  From the Dual Tourist City to the Creative Melting Pot Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Regeneration and Cultural Quarters Download PDF
Chapter  43:  ‘Ethnic Quarters’ Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Ethnic Tourism Download PDF
Chapter  45:  The Tactical Tourist Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Cultural Routes, Trails and the Experience of Place Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Cultural Value Perception in the Memorable Tourism Experience Download PDF
Chapter  48:  An Experiential Approach to Differentiating Tourism Offers in Cultural Heritage Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Visitor Experiences in Cultural Spaces Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Engaging with Generation Y at Museums Download PDF
Conclusion Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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