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Tourism is becoming an increasingly prominent feature of contemporary life. More of us travel for pleasure than ever before, yet the social scientific literature on tourism is relatively scant. This book provides an original contribution to the field of tourist studies. The contributors to International Tourism reconceptualize the local and the global, avoiding such crude oppositions as centre v periphery, modern v traditional, macro v micro and North v South. Instead, they demonstrate that the local cannot be understood without the global, and that the global can never be isolated from the regional setting within which it operates. Providing new insights into theories of touristic practice, this volume place

International Tourism and the Appropriation of History in the Balkans
International tourism and the appropriation of history in the Balkans
John B.Allcock
Heritage as a Political Concept

The area around Bradford in England was, until about 20 years ago, heavily dependent upon the woollen textile industry. Advancing technology and foreign competition have destroyed what had been the economic bedrock of the region since the 1850s. In the search for other economic opportunities Bradford turned to tourism.1 The ‘jewel in the crown’ of the tourist industry locally is the village of Haworth. This otherwise undistinguished former sheep-raising and weaving community is now famous as the home of the Brontë sisters, Anne, Charlotte and Emily, who lived in the village during the first half of the nineteenth century.

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