Heritage and Tourism in "the Global Village"

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Routledge, Jan 1, 1993 - Business & Economics - 175 pages
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How can heritage sites be protected from, yet still enjoyed by, ever increasing numbers of tourists? What are tourist operators' responsibilities, intellectually as well as to the monuments and museums which provide their attractions? This book explores these and various questions, as well as identifying a host of practicalities among a plenitude of examples from around the world, specifying good and bad practice in the inevitable, often uncomprehending culture clash. The discussion, including such sensitive issues as ethnicity, loot, eco-tourism and interpretive realism is firmly bedded in the concept of a dynamic global village where all the inhabitants can and do visit each other and are everywhere faced with the challenge of communication.

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Boniface is with the University of Northumbria.

Peter Fowler absorbed the elements of field archaeology informally from several gifted teachers before he graduated in History at Oxford. Later he came under the inspiring influence of Colin Bowen, field archaeologist par excellence, who helped develop what became the author's lifelong interest in fields, farming and landscape. His principal career moves took him from the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England) into Adult Education at Bristol University - where he became Reader in Archaeology - back to the Royal Commission as Secretary, and then to the University of Newcastle upon Tyne as Professor of Archaeology. He eventually resigned his Chair to pursue full-time writing and research. This book is a sequel to The Farming of Prehistoric Britain (1983), also published by Cambridge University Press.

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