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Mythic frontiers : remembering, forgetting, and profiting with cultural heritage tourism

Author: Daniel R Maher
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2017.
Series: Cultural heritage studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work illustrates how aggrandized versions of the past have been used to turn a profit. Examining the imagined frontier town of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Daniel Maher warns that disconnecting cultural heritage tourism from history minimizes the devastating consequences of imperialism, racism, and sexism and relegitimizes the privilege bestowed upon white men.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel R Maher
ISBN: 9780813051185 0813051185
OCLC Number: 971044546
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: The significance of the frontier complex in American history --
The frontier complex in Fort Smith, Arkansas --
The peacekeeper's violence --
The hanging judge's injustices --
The invincible marshal's oppression --
The hello bordello and brave men matrix --
Performing "Frontier in the attic" --
Doubling down on the wager of frontier tourism.
Series Title: Cultural heritage studies.
Responsibility: Daniel R. Maher.

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