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Tourism and Postcolonialism : Contested Discourses, Identities and Representations - Michael C. Hall

Tourism and Postcolonialism

Contested Discourses, Identities and Representations

By: Michael C. Hall (Editor), Hazel Tucker (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 9th September 2004
ISBN: 9780415331029
Number Of Pages: 208

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Due to its centrality to the processes of transnational mobilities, migration and globalization, tourism studies has the potential to make a significant contribution to understanding the postcolonial experience. Drawing together theoretical and applied research, this fascinating book illuminates the links between tourism, colonialism and postcolonialism. Significantly, it creates a space for the voices of authors from postcolonial countries.

Chapters are integrated and examined through concepts taken from the wider postcolonial literature, which identify tourism not only as an international industry but also as a postcolonial cultural form, which by its very nature is based on past and present day colonial structural relationships.

The first book to explicitly explore the contribution tourism can make to the postcolonial experience, this book is an essential read for students of tourism, cultural studies and geography.

List of contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Tourism and postcolonialism: an introductionp. 1
Positioning postcolonialismp. 3
Hegemonyp. 4
Language, text and representationp. 6
Place, displacement and identityp. 12
Postcoloniality and theoryp. 15
Referencesp. 18
Tourism and new sense: worldmaking and the enunciative value of tourismp. 25
Introduction: the declarative value of tourismp. 25
Theorising the declarative value of tourism: five thinkersp. 26
Recap: recent research on the declarative value of tourismp. 29
Tourism and postcolonial worldsp. 30
New sense in the postcolonial world: tourism, Bhabha and enunciationp. 33
Prospect: Bhabha and the worldmaking function of tourismp. 37
Acknowledgementsp. 40
Referencesp. 40
Saying the same old things: a contemporary travel discourse and the popular magazine textp. 43
Introductionp. 43
A contemporary travel discourse in traveloguesp. 45
A colonial discourse as travel fantasyp. 48
How travel tensions are resolvedp. 51
Domesticity or exploration and conquest?p. 52
Mediators and the reordering of powerp. 53
Conclusionp. 54
Referencesp. 55
Cultural tourism in postcolonial environments: negotiating histories, ethnicities and authenticities in St Vincent, Eastern Caribbeanp. 57
Introductionp. 57
Ethnicity and traditionp. 59
Ethnicity, cultural tradition and tourism: some linkagesp. 61
The Carib of St Vincent - constructing histories and ethnicitiesp. 62
The ethnohistory of the Caribp. 66
Assessment and conclusionp. 70
Acknowledgementsp. 72
Referencesp. 72
About romance and reality: popular European imagery in postcolonial tourism in southern Africap. 76
Introductionp. 76
African landscapes and African Others in European imageryp. 77
Africa(ns) on stage in Europep. 82
Primitive artp. 84
The Bushmen of southern Africa: from exhibition on stage to exhibition on locationp. 87
Moving the stage from Europe to Africa in the European quest for authenticityp. 90
Acknowledgementsp. 91
Referencesp. 91
Commodifying heritage: post-apartheid monuments and cultural tourism in South Africap. 95
Introductionp. 95
Fascination with heritagep. 96
Heritage, postcolonialism and tourismp. 97
What kind of heritage attracts tourists?p. 99
Visual appearancep. 101
Focus on contentp. 102
Incomplete monumentsp. 103
Challenges in commodifying heritagep. 104
Nelson Mandela as tourist attractionp. 106
Commodification of Zulu heritagep. 108
Conclusionp. 109
Referencesp. 110
Tourism and British colonial heritage in Malaysia and Singaporep. 113
Introductionp. 113
The colonial legacy in Malaysia and Singaporep. 114
Conserving colonial heritagep. 116
Colonial heritage as a tourist attractionp. 119
Conclusionp. 122
Referencesp. 122
A colonial town for neocolonial tourismp. 126
Introductionp. 126
Levuka: a colonial townp. 128
Heritage in Levukap. 129
Building preservationp. 129
The purpose of buildingsp. 132
Conclusionp. 135
Referencesp. 137
Neocolonialism, dependency and external control of Africa's tourism industry: a case study of wildlife safari tourism in Kenyap. 140
Introductionp. 140
Historical background: colonialism and the era of big-game huntingp. 141
The creation of wildlife parksp. 143
External control and postcolonial tourismp. 145
The creation of tourism imagep. 146
Exclusion of local people from tourismp. 149
Conclusionp. 150
Referencesp. 151
Postcolonial conflict inherent in the involvement of cultural tourism in creating new national myths in Hong Kongp. 153
Introductionp. 153
National myths and loaded symbolsp. 154
The treatment of culture and heritage in Hong Kongp. 155
Marketing Hong Kong as a cultural tourism destinationp. 159
Heritage toursp. 160
Heritage trailsp. 162
Further conflicts over new marketing proposalsp. 163
Decommissioning colonial symbols for successful use in tourism marketingp. 164
New purpose-built East/West fusion attractionsp. 165
Conclusionp. 166
Referencesp. 167
Globalisation and neocolonialist tourismp. 169
Introductionp. 169
A polarised world of rich and poorp. 170
Globalisationp. 171
Evolution of neocolonialist tourismp. 173
Contrast and disappearing differencep. 175
Fear, risk and uncertaintyp. 176
Conclusionp. 179
Referencesp. 180
Conclusionp. 184
Tourism relationships as an echo of colonial relationshipsp. 185
Tourism scholarship as echo of colonial/postcolonial discoursep. 187
Referencesp. 189
Indexp. 191
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ISBN: 9780415331029
ISBN-10: 0415331021
Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 9th September 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 15.75  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1