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Tourist attractions : from object to narrative

Author: Johan R Edelheim
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Buffalo : Channel View Publications, 2015.
Series: Tourism and cultural change, 46.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johan R Edelheim
ISBN: 9781845415426 1845415426 9781845416072 1845416074
OCLC Number: 909319327
Description: xxiv, 262 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: PrologueChapter 1 - Defining TAsChapter 2 - Managing TAsChapter 3 - Maintaining TAsChapter 4 - Reading TAsChapter 5 - Forming TAsChapter 6 - Forging TAsChapter 7 - Experiencing TAsChapter 8 - Performing TAsChapter 9 - Remembering TAsEpilogueReferences
Series Title: Tourism and cultural change, 46.
Responsibility: Johan R. Edelheim.

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Tourist attractions constitute the metaphorical 'heart' of tourism. This book aims to both deconstruct and construct what tourist attractions are, how we perceive them and how we can enhance our  Read more...

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This book is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in Tourism Studies, including tourist attractions, destinations, marketing, interpretation, text writing and research methods. Practitioners, Read more...

 
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