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Tourist Attractions : From Object to Narrative (Hardcover) (Johan R. Edelheim)
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The author uses cultural studies and personal reflections on attractions in Australia (Thunderbolt and the Big Banana) to examine concepts related to tourist attractions and their management. He discusses how attractions are currently studied and understood, including their categories and typologies, definitions, management, marketing, and quality, then deconstructs them and shows alternative ways of reading and understanding them, focusing on narrative analysis. He then constructs them by describing the subjective meanings of experiences by visitors, and the role of their identities and memories. Distributed in the US by UTP Distribution. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Tourist attractions constitute the metaphorical ?heart' of tourism. This book aims to both deconstruct and construct what tourism attractions are, how we perceive them and how we can enhance our understanding of what attracts us as tourists. The volume reaches beyond current ideas about the ways tourist attractions are created, shaped and packaged. It focuses on the importance and subjective nature of identity, memory, narrative and performance in the tourist experience to find new ways of analysing and managing tourist attractions. The book will appeal to researchers and students in tourism and destination management and heritage and indigenous tourism.
Number of Pages: 262
Genre: Business + Money Management, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Anthropology / Cultural, Industries / Hospitality + Travel + Tourism
Series Title: Tourism and Cultural Change
Publisher: Channel View Books
Author: Johan R. Edelheim
Street Date: September 10, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-4044
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