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Tourism, culture and regeneration.

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This book examines the destinations and sites that are being created for tourists, as well as for local people within an urban regeneration context, with a particular focus on tourism's relationship to urban regeneration and cultural development. It examines the impact of such developments on a local sense of place, heritage and identity. It examines how far, arts and artistic quality/integrity is...

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Chapter 6 (Page no: 59)

(Re)creating culture through tourism: black heritage sites in New Jersey.

This chapter examines some of the difficulties of interpreting and commemorating spaces of dissonant heritage in black heritage sites in New Jersey, USA. The re-imagining of such spaces for regeneration or tourism purposes can be problematic, especially where the past has been sanitized, distorted or only partially represented e.g. the history of slavery. Whilst many sites can work as spaces for tourism, they can ultimately fail as instruments of cultural regeneration if they exclude or alienate the very minorities that they are supposed to serve. In conclusion, the emotional nature of such heritage for both residents and visitors alike requires careful planning and management, and is thus as much a political as a social issue.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Towards a cultural planning approach to regeneration. Author(s): Smith, M. K.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 12) The creative turn in regeneration: creative spaces, spectacles and tourism in cities. Author(s): Richards, G. Wilson, J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 25) Culture, city users and the creation of new tourism areas in cities. Author(s): Maitland, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 35) VivaCity: mixed-use and urban tourism. Author(s): Aiesha, R. Evans, G.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 49) Ethnoscapes as cultural attractions in Canadian 'world cities'. Author(s): Shaw, S. J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 69) Sustainable leisure and tourism space development in post-industrial cities: the case of Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan. Author(s): Murayama, M. Parker, G.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 85) After the circus leaves town: the relationship between sport events, tourism and urban regeneration. Author(s): Smith, A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 101) World class: using the olympics to shape and brand the American metropolis. Author(s): Heying, C. H. Burbank, M. J. Andranovich, G.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 111) Touring templates: cultural workers and regeneration in small New England cities. Author(s): Breitbart, M. M. Stanton, C.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 123) Cultural policy and urban restructuring in Chicago. Author(s): Spirou, C.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 132) Philadelphia's avenue of the arts: the challenges of a cultural district initiative. Author(s): Bounds, A. M.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 143) On the water's edge: developing cultural regeneration paradigms for urban waterfronts. Author(s): Jones, A. L.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 151) Born again: from dock cities to cities of culture. Author(s): Avery, P.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 163) Interpretative planning as a means of urban regeneration: Recife, Brazil. Author(s): Bath, B. Goncalves, P.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Sociology Department, Rutgers University, 54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2006
  • ISBN
  • 9781845931308
  • Record Number
  • 20083052572