Tourism and Anti-tourism: Navigating Tensions Between Development, Heritage, and Cultural Sustainabilities

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Description

This larger project consists of multiple smaller elements, including my teaching of courses on museology and journal articles. It is focused on the relationship between cultural sustainability and tourism, particularly in the heritage industry. While tourism is often perceived and promoted as a form of economic development, it can come at a cost to local cultural life, privileging and preserving some cultural practices, sometimes providing new life to the continuation of those practices and sometimes setting them in stone and effectively ending their tenure as living traditions. These issues have oft been discussed in terms of the environmental toll of tourism, but less attention has been paid to how the people on that land This research examines how a community navigates increased tourism in ways that can be sustainable for the place and the people who live there.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date17/01/221/01/24

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