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By Melanie Kay Smith, Mike Robinson

On the interface among tradition and tourism lies a sequence of deep and hard concerns with regards to how we care for problems with political engagement, social justice, fiscal swap, belonging, id and that means. This booklet introduces researchers, scholars and practitioners to various fascinating 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 a variety of case reports, 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 ebook makes a speciality of either conventional and pop culture, and explores a number of the tensions among cultural maintenance and social transformation. The publication is split into thematic sections - Politics and coverage; group Participation and Empowerment; Authenticity and Commodification; and Interpretation and illustration - and should be of curiosity to all who desire to know the way cultural tourism keeps to adapt as a focus for figuring out a altering global.

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Conclusion Wider ideological trends have shaped the cultural tourism sector as they inform many of the debates about heritage sites, galleries, museums and so forth that comprise cultural tourism attractions. Cultural policy, developed through liberal humanism, has tended to adapt to criticisms that it has excluded alternative narratives and is elitist. A cultural attractions sector that to a greater extent reflects cultural diversity and cultural populism has emerged in the light of this. Criticisms of these trends can take the form of a conservative desire to preserve the exclusivity of high culture.

Such sentiments fuel attempts by policy makers to reflect a wider diversity of social experience through cultural attractions. A Defence of Liberal Humanism Yet whilst the anti-elitism implicit in postmodernism could be regarded as democratic, opening up ‘culture’ to a greater number and diversity of voices, it could also be seen as limiting. Some have argued that a celebration of diversity in the cultural sphere can translate into a decline of standards through the view that all cultural forms are relative, and can only be judged in their own, culturally specific, terms.

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