Heritage Tourism in Southeast Asia

Heritage Tourism in Southeast Asia

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This is the first book to examine heritage tourism across the Southeast Asian region and from different disciplinary perspectives. With material that is new and topical, this book makes an important contribution to the fields of tourism studies, cultural studies, development and planning studies, and beyond. Set against a backdrop of the demands, motivations and impacts of heritage tourism, the volume focuses on disputes and conflicts over what heritage is, what it means, and how it has been presented, re-presented, developed and protected. Among the questions touched upon are the ownership of heritage, its appropriate use, access to it versus conservation needs, and heritage as a commodity, as entertainment and as an educational medium. With conclusions based on credible methodologies and data, this is a key resource for both academic researchers and governmental agencies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 18mm | 480.81g
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 8776940608
  • 9788776940607
  • 1,457,615

Table of contents

Preface and Acknowledgements; Contributors; 1: Heritage Tourism in Southeast Asia (Michael Hitchcock, Victor T. King and Michael J. G. Parnwell); 2: Courting and Consorting with the Global: the Local Politics of an Emerging World Heritage Site in Sulawesi, Indonesia (Kathleen M. Adams); 3: The Reconstruction of Atayal Identity in Wulai, Taiwan (Mami Yoshimura and Geoffrey Wall); 4: Outdoor Ethnographic Museums, Tourism and Nation Building in Southeast Asia (Michael Hitchcock and Nick Stanley); 5: Histories, Tourism and Museums: Re-making Singapore (Can-Seng Ooi); 6: World Heritage Sites in Southeast Asia: Angkor and Beyond (Keiko Miura); 7: National Identity and Heritage Tourism in Melaka (Nigel Worden); 8: Interpreters of Space, Place and Cultural Practice: Processes of Change through Tourism, Conservation, and Development in George Town, Penang, Malaysia (Gwynn Jenkins); 9: Aspiring to the 'Tourist Gaze': Selling the Past, Longing for the Future at the World Heritage Site of Hue, Vietnam (Mark Johnson); 10: Vietnam's Heritage Attractions in Transition (Wantanee Suntikul, Richard Butler and David Airey); 11: Handicraft Heritage and Development in Hai Duong, Vietnam (Michael Hitchcock, Nguyen Thi Thu Huong and Simone Wesner); 12: Tourism and Natural Heritage Management in Vietnam and Thailand (Michael J. G. Parnwell); 13: Heritage Futures (Michael Hitchcock, Victor T. King and Michael J. G. Parnwell); Bibliography; Index
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About Michael Hitchcock

Professor Michael Hitchcock (IMI University Centre, Luzern) has long been involved in tourism studies. A prolific writer on tourism, heritage and culture in Southeast Asia, he is also frequently on TV and radio discussing these issues. Professor Victor T. King (University of Leeds) has researched and published widely on processes of social change and development in Southeast Asia, not least on cultural and ethnic tourism. Professor Mike Parnwell (University of Leeds) has long worked on such development issues as tourism, localism and alternative visions of development.
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