Cultural political economy and urban heritage tourism

Su, Rui and Bramwell, Bill and Whalley, Peter A. (2018) Cultural political economy and urban heritage tourism. Annals of Tourism Research, 68 . pp. 30-40. ISSN 0160-7383

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Abstract

The paper explains a cultural political economy “framing” for interpreting heritage tourism in urban contexts. Key ideas behind this research perspective are explained and illustrated through discussion of past research studies of urban heritage tourism. It is underpinned by a relational view of the inter-connectedness of societal relations, and an emphasis on taking seriously both the cultural/semiotic and the economic/political in the co-constitution of urban heritage tourism’s social practices and features. A case study of heritage tourism in Nanjing, China considers cultural political economy’s relevance and value, including the distinctive research questions it raises. It reveals, for example, how economic relations in the built environment were related to tourist meaning-making and identities in the cultural/semiotic sphere.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 23003
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Depositing User: Rui Su
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2017 15:15
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2018 15:24
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23003

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