Tourism and the symbols of identity

Palmer, C.A. (1999) Tourism and the symbols of identity Tourism Management, 20 (3). pp. 313-322. ISSN 0261-5177

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Abstract

This article discusses some of the issues surrounding the relationship between heritage tourism and national identity (focusing upon England). It argues that heritage tourism is a powerful force in the construction and maintenance of a national identity because it relies upon the historic symbols of the nation as a means of attracting tourists. Thus, the tourism industry, through its use of 'our heritage', becomes yet another means by which contemporary concepts of nation-ness are defined. Such a position has implications for the way in which sites are managed and promoted.

Item Type:Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tourism, Heritage, National identity, Semiology
Subjects:N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management > N860 Tourism Management
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1016/S0261-5177(98)00120-4
Faculties:Brighton Business School
Faculty of Education and Sport > School of Service Management
Faculty of Education and Sport > School of Service Management > CENTOPS
ID Code:4454
Deposited By:Mrs Mercedita Hoare
Deposited On:20 Dec 2007
Last Modified:26 Jan 2011 15:13

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