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By Michael Hitchcock, Victor T. King, Michael Parnwell

This e-book examines history tourism around the Southeast Asian quarter from diverse disciplinary views. With fabric that's new and topical, it makes an enormous contribution to the fields of tourism stories, cultural experiences, improvement and making plans reviews, and past. Set opposed to a backdrop of the calls for, motivations and affects of background tourism, the quantity makes a speciality of disputes and conflicts over what background is, what it capability, and the way it's been awarded, re-presented, built and guarded. It examines the actors keen on encounters and contestation, drawing in problems with id building and negotiation, and requiring the contextualization of history in nationwide and international procedures of id formation and transformation. one of the questions touched upon are the possession of history, its applicable use, entry to it as opposed to conservation wishes, background as a commodity, as leisure and as an academic medium.

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These acquaintances, whose ancestral villages were in other regions of Tana Toraja, had markedly different reactions from those of my Ke′te′ Kesu′ friends. As one declared to me, more heatedly than I’d anticipated, ‘I’m all in agreement with Tana Toraja being a World Heritage Site, but Ke′te′ Kesu′? I don’t agree! That is a political play, not heritage (…)’ While his comments suggested that heritage and politics were separate realms, the more we talked, the clearer it became that he and his friends were willing to do their own political lobbying to ensure that Ke′te′ Kesu′ers could not hijack the fame that was due to all of Toraja for themselves.

17 Significantly, the name he proposed for this ‘tourist object’ was Ke′te′ Kesu′. In 1974, Ke′te′ Kesu′ was officially recognized as a ‘tourist object’, along with two other sites (Londa and Lemo, both burial sites rather than villages). This was prompted, in part, by a PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) conference held in South Sulawesi that year. South Sulawesi police and government officials were drawn upon to promote Tana Toraja and to transport PATA delegates interested in touring the region.

Wantanee Suntikul (with Richard Butler and David Airey) examines three different types of heritage sites in Hanoi (the Ancient Quarter, the Hoa Lo Prison and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum) and the relationships which Vietnam has with its history in selecting and marketing its heritage as a tourism commodity. Wantanee draws attention to the role of heritage as a ‘cultural anchor’, particularly in a period of economic and cultural transition, and the competing forces at work on those elements which are being subjected to tourism.

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