Tourism in the Middle East

Tourism in the Middle East

Continuity, Change and Transformation

eBook - 2007
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Univ of Toronto Pr
This edited volume on tourism in the Middle East embodies a multi-discursive approach to the study of tourism offering not only different perspectives but qualifying local knowledge and realities. The book investigates issues of national identity, authenticity, definition of heritage, representation of cultures and regions, community and tourism development, urban tourism, and heritage conservation and tourism through a new vision for the region that transcends current geopolitics or national and formal historiographies.

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This edited volume on tourism in the Middle East embodies a multi-discursive approach to the study of tourism in the region offering not only different perspectives but qualifying local knowledge and realities. The book re-examines the discourse of tourism within geopolitical contemporary regional realities. The book re-conceptualizes tourism as a discourse linked to heritage and identity construction, national and global economies, and development of local communities. Alternatively, a new discursive approach to the understanding of tourism emerges out of invigorating and stimulating latent regional realities and the social histories of various towns, villages, and cultural landscapes within the contested and politically-charged region of the Middle East. The book investigates issues of national identity, authenticity, definition of heritage, representation of cultures and regions, community & tourism development, urban tourism, heritage conservation & tourism, and tourism related investments through a new vision for the region that transcends current geopolitics or national and formal historiographies.

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Scholars of tourism, anthropology, architecture, literature, and other fields--some in the West and some in the Middle East--offer perspectives besides typical Orientalist conceptions or the fear of military and political instability. Their topics include a historiography of tourism in Cairo, the portrayal of the Arab world in tourism advertising, and tourism and power relations in Jordan. There is no index. Distributed in the US by UTP Distribution. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Clevedon ; Buffalo : Channel View Publications, Ă2007
ISBN: 9781845410520
1845410521
9781845410513
9781845410506
1845410513
1845410505
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 325 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Daher, Rami

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