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Criticized for ignoring or misrepresenting slavery, some docents at plantation house museums have responded by including more references to slavery, but rarely move beyond mere factual references of the enslaved. This contrasts with the emotionally evocative accounts tourists hear about the...
The literary pilgrimage is a form of tourism that seeks out the landscapes and environments that shaped an author and their works. It is the illustrated literary guidebook to Britain (and often Ireland) that defines which authors and places are worthy of pilgrimage, draws these locations...
This paper reports on fieldwork investigating the experience of visitors to the ‘Hobbiton’ film location site, a roughly 10-acre space in New Zealand co-opted for the production of The Lord of the Rings films. Based on participant observation of several tours of the attraction, as well as...
This study looks at difficult heritage tourism as a form of visiting that to a great extent happens through the tourist’s body as locus. Actual tourists are craving for real experiences in order to feel alive and difficult heritage sites offer this experience of presence to excess. In addition...
The Contact Hypothesis suggests that contact between people of different cultural backgrounds may result in positive and negative outcomes. As people are more likely to develop social contact with their own national group, or those with a similar background, it was posited that Dutch hosts were...
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