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Authenticating ethnic tourism

Author: Philip Feifan Xie
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Buffalo, N.Y. : Channel View Publications, ©2011.
Series: Tourism and cultural change.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book represents a shifting of emphasis away from the discourse of authenticity to the process of authenticating ethnic tourism. It focuses upon what authentication is, how it works, who is involved, and what the problems are in the process. By using the study of folk villages on Hainan Island, China, the book suggests that authenticity evolves from a static into a more dynamic concept, which can be formulated  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Feifan Xie
ISBN: 9781845411589 1845411587 9781845411572 1845411579 9781845411596 1845411595
OCLC Number: 643569931
Description: 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Lo autentico aun existe --
1. Tourism and Ethnic Peoples --
2. Authenticity and Commodification --
3. Hainan Island and Folk Villages --
4. Governments --
5. Ethnic Minorities --
6. Tourists --
7. Tourism Businesses --
8. Equilibrium --
Epilogue : Lo autentico aun existe (Reprise).
Series Title: Tourism and cultural change.
Responsibility: Philip Feifan Xie.

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