Palmer, Catherine (1999) Tourism and the symbols of identity Tourism Management, 20 (3). pp. 313-322. ISSN 0261-5177Full text not available from this repository.
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
|Depositing User:||Mrs Mercedita Hoare|
|Date Deposited:||20 Dec 2007|
|Last Modified:||01 Apr 2015 08:46|
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