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Promising Reseach Areas and Themes for Heritage Tourism Scholars

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  • Aremberri 2010; Sorensen & Carmen 2009
  • Graham, Ashworth and Tunbridge (2000)(B, C) Sorensen and Carman 2009; Aramberri (2010)(D) Jamal and Kim (2005)
  • Theoretical Currents II: Architecture and its Geographical Horizons4-5 April 2012An International Conference to be held at the University of Lincoln, UKOrganised by the East Midlands History and Philosophy Research Networkhttp://www.theoreticalcurrents.com   http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/whatson/eventsconferences/Call for Papers:In Ptolemy’s Cosmographia, the geographic impulse maps not only the known world, but also the inhabited world – the world of cities, towns and architecture. The cartographic drive to realise the phenomenal experience of place, territory, nation, in tangible and visible analogues such as maps, and less tangible ideas in the representations of dominion, cultivation, and culture is still with us today.Our present age of globalisation has witnessed a growing interest in the potential affinities between the theories and methodologies of geography and architecture. Manifested in the intersecting relationships between notions of region, geophysical terrain, landscape, topography and architectural space, this development has contributed to an emerging field of enquiry. We see this for example in the deployment of geographical techniques and terminologies in architectural and urban design, and the appropriation (or transformation) of traditional architectural concepts (such as scale and proportion) to a matrix of spatio-temporal relationships.This conference proposes to assemble a group of thinkers who examine this topic from both a contemporary and historical perspective, highlighting how developments in surveying, cartography, geology, perspective, agriculture, trade, politics, transport and warfare have contributed in varying ways to the perception and representation of architecture as a geographical concern.Themes:Negotiating BoundariesPerceptions of DistanceCartographies of the New/Old WorldsUnstable GeographiesLandscape as Reflective/Poetic TerrainRoadways and TrajectoriesArchitecture as Geographic MappingPilgrimage and TourismTrans-cultural GeographiesDesign and the Geographic ImpulseSustaining the Agricultural TerrainArchitecture, Empire and the Oecumene

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  • 1. Now More Than Before!Exciting Themes in theGeography of HeritageTourismAlan A. LewNorthern Arizona UniversityAlanlew.comTourism and Heritage: Opportunitiesand Challenges for Conservation GeographyInternational Geographical Union Pre-Conference Symposium10–13 November 2011Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile
  • 2. Heritage is Everywhere…  And Always Present  Now More than Before  The Now = a Moment in Time when Heritage is Created  The Before = The Past = The Confirmation of what was Created in the Now Moment “…we cannot avoid remaking our heritage, for every act of recognition alters what survives.” David Lowenthal, The Past is a Foreign Country (1982)
  • 3. Heritage Tourism Research Complaints: Narrow Range of Heritage Tourism Research  Exotic locations & exception places and objects  Little scope for transference to other contexts  Limited range of methodologies  Repeated use without challenge Similar to critiques of tourism research in general  Calls to Avoid:  Standard explanations, Accepted analyses (safety)  Need to Engage:  New ideas, Novel methods, (Risk)
  • 4. Traditional Approaches (A) “History” as the chronological and verifiable past -vs- “Heritage” as a mediated outcome of selected facts and fantasies (B) Social Science “what and why” -vs- Business “how to” (C) Heritage to achieve:  - Economic Activities - Political Agendas - Place Identities (D) Heritage as a form of: 1. Structural and Institutional Control - Contestation and Dialogue over Heritage 2. Commodification and Consumption - Heritage as Tourism 3. Existential Experience - Role Construction and Person Transformation by Consuming Nostalgia
  • 5. Definitions Heritage  “Virtually anything by which some kind of link, however tenuous or false, may be forged with the past.” (Johnson & Thomas 1995: 170)  Buildings, Ceremonies, Customs, Literature, Art, Pl aces, “Things” Geography  “…ways in which space, place and the environment participate in an unfolding dialogue of meaning … [including how they] are perceived and represented …” (Shurmer-Smith 2002: 3)  Location, Spatial patterns, Sense of place, Landscape as text
  • 6. Like Geography,Heritage is Everywhere “All at once heritage is everywhere – in the news, in the movies, in the marketplace – in everything from galaxies to genes.”  David Lowenthal, The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History (1996)
  • 7. Geography and Heritage TourismWord Clouds UrbGeog – EconomicGeography – CulturalGeog – LeftGeog – TRINET – TourismGeography – and others…  > 100 CFP‟s – mostly AAG and IBG/RGS  32 Selected Heritage-Related CFP‟s - 1 Sept to 31 Oct 2011 Categories: 1. Landscape and Place (9 CFPs) 2. Food (4 CFPs) 3. Sound (2 CFPs) 4. Globalization (5 CFPs) 5. Race and Ethnicity (3 CFPs) 6. The Everyday (4 CFPs) Others: Consumption (2 CFPs) & Experience (2 CFPs) & Waste (1 CFP) 150 most frequent words (excluding common words)
  • 8. All 32 Geography & Tourism CFPs
  • 9. Place andLandscapeThemes
  • 10. FoodThemes
  • 11. Sound Themes
  • 12. Globalization Themes
  • 13. Race &EthnicityThemes
  • 14. Everyday Themes
  • 15. Valparaiso Symposium’s 34 Abstracts
  • 16. Our 34 Abstracts w/o „Heritage‟ & „Tourism‟
  • 17. A Few Other Themes (AAG 2011) - Multicultural Peoples - City Branding - Ethical Geographic Practice - Resilient Places and Privileged Places
  • 18. Key Concepts
  • 19. Heritage is Everywhere…  And Always Present  Now More than Before  The Now = a Moment in Time when Heritage is Created  The Before = The Past = The Confirmation of what was Created in the Now Moment “…we cannot avoid remaking our heritage, for every act of recognition alters what survives.” David Lowenthal, The Past is a Foreign Country (1982)
  • 20. Key Concepts