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Routledge Cultural Heritage and Tourism Series


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The Routledge Cultural Heritage and Tourism Series offers a much-needed forum for original, innovative and cutting-edge research. This series is aimed at upper-level undergraduates, researchers and research students, as well as academics and policy-makers. Titles within the series are empirically and/or theoretically informed and explore a range of dynamic, diverse and topical areas, drawing across the humanities and social sciences to offer interdisciplinary perspectives. This series encourages new theoretical perspectives and showcases ground-breaking work that reflects the dynamism and vibrancy of heritage, tourism and cultural studies.

Areas of interest for the series are broad and multidisciplinary, including but not limited to:

  • Industrial heritage
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Pilgrimage
  • Dark tourism
  • Health and heritage
  • Archaeology and tourism
  • Museums
  • Social media and technology
  • Youth and cultural heritage
  • Genealogy and personal heritage
  • Cultural trails
  • Art and public art
  • Heritage cuisine and foodways
  • Intangible heritage
  • Heritage tour management
  • Visitor management and impacts
  • The tourist/visitor experience
  • Souvenirs
  • Cultural tourism and authenticity
  • Cultural parks
  • Conservation and interpretation
  • Heritage politics in tourism
  • Slow tourism, culture and heritage
  • Urban heritage
  • Rural tourism and agriheritage
  • Indigenous people and tourism
  • Ethnicity and tourism
  • Immigration, immigrants and diasporas
  • Language and tourism
  • Heritage tourism planning

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The Economics and Finance of Cultural Heritage How to Make Tourist Attractions a Regional Economic Resource

The Economics and Finance of Cultural Heritage How to Make Tourist Attractions a Regional Economic Resource

1st Edition

Vincenzo Pacelli, Edgardo Sica
July 27, 2020

This book analyses the economic and financial profiles of heritage assets as tourist attractions. Offering both theoretical insights, methods, and global empirical examples, it considers how heritage assets can create economic and social value for a region. It offers an analysis of micro- and ...

Creating Heritage Unrecognised Pasts and Rejected Futures

Creating Heritage Unrecognised Pasts and Rejected Futures

1st Edition

Thomas Carter, David Charles Harvey, Roy Jones, Iain J.M. Robertson
December 04, 2019

This book investigates the selection process of heritagisation to understand what specific pasts are being selected or rejected for representation, who is selecting them, how and to whom they are being represented and why they are being presented, or dismissed, in the ways that they are. Some ...

Deconstructing Eurocentric Tourism and Heritage Narratives in Mexican American Communities Juan de Oñate as a West Texas Icon

Deconstructing Eurocentric Tourism and Heritage Narratives in Mexican American Communities Juan de Oñate as a West Texas Icon

1st Edition

Frank G. Perez, Carlos F. Ortega
September 26, 2019

This book attempts to dismantle the unfounded Eurocentric view of US-born and immigrant Mexican peoples, that groups together the identities of Latinx, Chicanx, and other indigenous peoples of the Southwest into Hispanics whose contributions to the cultural, historical, and social development of ...

Waterways and the Cultural Landscape

Waterways and the Cultural Landscape

1st Edition

Francesco Vallerani, Francesco Visentin
July 12, 2019

Water control and management have been fundamental to the building of human civilisation. In Europe, the regulation of major rivers, the digging of canals and the wetland reclamation schemes from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, generated new typologies of waterscapes with significant ...

Industrial Heritage and Regional Identities

Industrial Heritage and Regional Identities

1st Edition

Christian Wicke, Stefan Berger, Jana Golombek
March 12, 2018

Heritage is not what we see in front of us, it is what we make of it in our heads. Heritage sites have been connected to a range of identarian projects, both spatial and non-spatial. One of the most common links with heritage has been national identity. This book stresses that heritage has ...

Valuing World Heritage Cities

Valuing World Heritage Cities

1st Edition

Tanja Vahtikari
February 12, 2018

With its celebrated World Heritage List, UNESCO steers the global heritage agenda through the definition and redefinition of what constitutes heritage and by offering the highest-level forum for heritage professionalism. While it is the national governments that nominate sites for inclusion in the ...

Heritage of Death Landscapes of Emotion, Memory and Practice

Heritage of Death Landscapes of Emotion, Memory and Practice

1st Edition

Mattias Frihammar, Helaine Silverman
November 30, 2017

Today, death is being reconceptualised around the world as heritage, replete with material markers and intangible performances. These heritages of death are personal, national and international. They are vernacular as well as official, sanctioned as well as alternative. This book brings together ...

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