Genres of heritage authenticity: denotations from a pilgrimage landscape

Andriotis, Konstantinos ORCID logoORCID: (2011) Genres of heritage authenticity: denotations from a pilgrimage landscape. Annals of Tourism Research, 38 (4) . pp. 1613-1633. ISSN 0160-7383 [Article] (doi:10.1016/j.annals.2011.03.001)

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Whilst several tourism scholars have deconstructed the notion of authenticity on heritage environments either from a theoretical or empirical perspective, few, if any, have undertaken a close look at Pine & Gilmore’s (2007) genres of authenticity, namely natural, original, exceptional, referential, and influential. It is the aim of this study to overcome past research negligence by rendering the appeal of the five genres of authenticity in the case of Mount Athos, a pilgrimage landscape located in northern Greece, which can be considered as the last surviving byzantine complex of monasteries. Based on the findings of the study, this paper links the five genres of authenticity with past research on pilgrimage experience.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): genres of authenticity; religious heritage experience; pilgrimage landscape; Christian Orthodoxy
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 13221
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Depositing User: Konstantinos Andriotis
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2014 08:31
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022 00:45

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