Authentic and Inauthentic Places in Tourism: From Heritage Sites to Theme Parks

1st Edition

Jane Lovell, Chris Bull

Routledge
Published July 12, 2019
Reference - 222 Pages - 22 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367369187 - CAT# K442487

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $49.95

USD$39.96

SAVE ~$9.99

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

With the rise of post-truth and fake news, a thorough examination of authenticity has never been so relevant. This book explores the geography of authenticity, investigating a wide variety of places used by tourists. Not only does it assess what might be described as the more traditional objects for examination – places such as the city, the countryside and the coast – it also includes chapters on art and place, hipster places, gentrification, heritage sites, film locations, photographed places and eventful places.

 

Using a wide-angled lens on places reveals linkages and possibilities, enabling the book to skate across the surface of the geography of authenticity, locating the magically real heritage site, the poignant replica, the authenticated theme park, the unmasked carnival. In focusing on authentic and inauthentic places, this text provides a useful contribution to the understanding of how places are changing, how they are perceived, and how authenticity is embodied and performed within them. Authentic and Inauthentic Places in Tourism is an insightful study and an essential read for those involved in the study of geography, tourism, urban studies, culture and heritage.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title