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Heritage, Tourism, and Community


About the Series

'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]

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Culture, Celebrity, and the Cemetery: Hollywood Forever

Culture, Celebrity, and the Cemetery: Hollywood Forever

1st Edition

Linda Levitt
May 31, 2018

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...

The Political Museum: Power, Conflict, and Identity in Cyprus

The Political Museum: Power, Conflict, and Identity in Cyprus

1st Edition

Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Alexandra Bounia
April 21, 2016

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,...

Haunted Heritage: The Cultural Politics of Ghost Tourism, Populism, and the Past

Haunted Heritage: The Cultural Politics of Ghost Tourism, Populism, and the Past

1st Edition

Michele Hanks
January 15, 2015

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...

Faith in Heritage: Displacement, Development, and Religious Tourism in Contemporary China

Faith in Heritage: Displacement, Development, and Religious Tourism in Contemporary China

1st Edition

Robert J Shepherd
February 15, 2013

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...

Inconvenient Heritage: Erasure and Global Tourism in Luang Prabang

Inconvenient Heritage: Erasure and Global Tourism in Luang Prabang

1st Edition

Lynne M Dearborn, John C Stallmeyer
August 31, 2012

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...

Speaking for the Enslaved: Heritage Interpretation at Antebellum Plantation Sites

Speaking for the Enslaved: Heritage Interpretation at Antebellum Plantation Sites

1st Edition

Antoinette T Jackson
June 30, 2012

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...

Heritage That Hurts: Tourists in the Memoryscapes of September 11

Heritage That Hurts: Tourists in the Memoryscapes of September 11

1st Edition

Joy Sather-Wagstaff
February 01, 2011

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,...

Coach Fellas: Heritage and Tourism in Ireland

Coach Fellas: Heritage and Tourism in Ireland

1st Edition

Kelli Ann Costa
May 15, 2009

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...

The Tourists Gaze, The Cretans Glance: Archaeology and Tourism on a Greek Island

The Tourists Gaze, The Cretans Glance: Archaeology and Tourism on a Greek Island

1st Edition

Philip Duke
August 15, 2007

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...

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