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By Melanie Kay Smith, Mike Robinson

On the interface among tradition and tourism lies a chain of deep and difficult concerns in terms of how we care for problems with political engagement, social justice, financial swap, belonging, id and which means. This ebook introduces researchers, scholars and practitioners to a variety of attention-grabbing and complicated debates in regards to the political and social implications of cultural tourism in a altering international. Concise and thematic theoretical sections give you the framework for more than a few case reviews, which contextualise and exemplify the problems raised. Emphasis is put on politics and coverage, group participation and empowerment, authenticity and commodification, and interpretation and illustration. The booklet makes a speciality of either conventional and pop culture, and explores a number of the tensions among cultural maintenance and social transformation. The booklet is split into thematic sections - Politics and coverage; group Participation and Empowerment; Authenticity and Commodification; and Interpretation and illustration - and may be of curiosity to all who desire to know how cultural tourism maintains to adapt as a focus for realizing a altering international.

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Urry, J. (1995) Consuming Places. London: Routledge. Wallerstein, I. (2000) ‘Cultures in conflict? Who are we? K. Pao Distinguished Chair Lecture, Center for Cultural Studies, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 20 September. Part 1 Politics and Cultural Policy Chapter 2 Cultural Politics, Cultural Policy and Cultural Tourism JIM BUTCHER Introduction Many writers have written about important political dimensions of tourism on a range of topics. However, as Hall recognises, the political nature of this massive global industry, at both macro and micro political levels, is underacknowledged (Hall, 1994: 4).

This chapter looks next at a specific example of how one particular tourism site in Northern Ireland elicited debate among a mixed group of visitors about the politics of representation in heritage tourism. Á Assessing Multiple Heritage(s): The Ulster American Folk Park The Ulster Á American Folk Park (UAFP), located in Omagh, Co. 74 million Northern Ireland 44 Part 1: Politics and Cultural Policy Heritage Tourism Politics in Ireland 45 represented in public/tourist heritage spaces. The Folk Park was established in 1976 as Northern Ireland’s contribution to the American bicentenary.

Schoenbaum, D. and Pond, E. (1996) The German Question and Other German Questions . London: Palgrave. Smith, M. (2002) Issues in Cultural Tourism Studies . London: Routledge. Steinberg, C. (2001) Culture and sustainable tourism. In Recognising Culture: A Series of Briefing Papers on Culture and Development , Comedia, Department of Canadian Heritage and UNESCO, supported by the World Bank. Swarbrooke, J. (2000) Museums: Theme parks of the third millennium? In M. Robinson et al . (eds) Tourism and Heritage Relationships: Global, National and Local Perspectives (pp.

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