Cultural political economy and urban heritage tourism

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Su, R., Bramwell, B. and Whalley, P. 2018. Cultural political economy and urban heritage tourism. Annals of Tourism Research. 68, pp. 30-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2017.11.004
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TitleCultural political economy and urban heritage tourism
AuthorsSu, R., Bramwell, B. and Whalley, P.
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.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherElsevier
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
ISSN0160-7383
Electronic1873-7722
Publication dates
Online20 Nov 2017
Print01 Jan 2018
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Deposited22 Nov 2017
Accepted07 Nov 2017
Output statusPublished
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© 2017. This author's accepted manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2017.11.004
Web of Science identifierWOS:000423003100006
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