Battlefield Tourism

Battlefield Tourism

This book will be of interest to tourism researchers generally, but also to those researchers in the areas of cultural studies, military histories, social/human geographers and historical geographers.

Author: Chris Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780080453620

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

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Through a series of case studies that involve past conflict in China, the United States, The South Pacific and Europe, the nature of battlefield sites as tourist locations are explored. As places of past conflict and individual acts of heroism, these sites are places of story telling. How are these stories told? And for what purposes are the stories told? The acts and modes of interpretation are many, ranging from a discourse conducted through silences to the more complex nuanced story telling told through re-enactments of past battles. The book also asks where is the battle-field? - as case studies relate to conflicts that ranged over several hundreds of miles, to, on the other hand, acts of local civil disturbance that subsequently achieved mythic values in a history of national identity. The book is divided into 'acts', these being 'Acts of Resource Management', 'Acts of Silence', 'Acts of Discovery and Rediscovery', 'Acts of Imagination' and 'Acts of Remembrance' and embrace examples as diverse as an re-enactment of past battles on a New Zealand rural town cricket pitch to the towering strength of the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, and from the Straits of Taiwan to the centre of Canada.
Categories: Business & Economics

Battlefield Tourism

Battlefield Tourism

Individual memory and experience combined with nationalism and 'imperial' identity as powerful forces informing the pilgrim experience.But this book not only analyzes travel to battlefields, which unsurprisingly paralleled the growth of the ...

Author: David William Lloyd

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1859731791

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 255

In the aftermath of the Great War, a wave of tourists and pilgrims visited the battlefields, cemeteries and memorials of the war. The cultural history of this 'battlefield tourism' is chronicled in this absorbing and original book, which shows how the phenomenon served to construct memory in Britain, as well as in Australia and Canada. The author demonstrates that high and low culture, tradition and modernism, the sacred and the profane were often inter-related, rather than polar opposites. The various responses to the actual and imagined landscapes of battlefields are discussed, as well as bereavement and how this was shaped by gender, religion and the military experience. Individual memory and experience combined with nationalism and 'imperial' identity as powerful forces informing the pilgrim experience. But this book not only analyzes travel to battlefields, which unsurprisingly paralleled the growth of the modern tourist industry; it also looks closely at the transformation of national war memorials into pilgrimage sites, and shows how responses both to battlefields and memorials, which continue to serve as potent symbols, evolved in the years after the Great War.
Categories: History

Military Pilgrimage and Battlefield Tourism

Military Pilgrimage and Battlefield Tourism

Military Pilgrimage and Battlefield Tourism is the first volume to bring together a detailed analysis of professional military pilgrimage with other forms of commemorating military conflict.

Author: John Eade

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317096030

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 341

Military Pilgrimage and Battlefield Tourism is the first volume to bring together a detailed analysis of professional military pilgrimage with other forms of commemorating military conflict. The volume looks beyond the discussion of battlefield tourism undertaken primarily by civilians which has dominated research until now through an analysis of the relationship between religious, military and civilian participants. Drawing on a comparative approach towards what has mostly been categorised as secular pilgrimage, dark tourism/thanatourism, military and religious tourism, and re-enactment, the contributors explore the varied ways in which memory, material culture and rituals are performed at particular places. The volume also engages with the debate about the extent to which western definitions of pilgrimage and tourism, as well as such related terms as religion, sacred and secular, can be applied in non-western contexts.
Categories: Religion

Battlefield Tourism

Battlefield Tourism

This ground-breaking book looks at the rise of the tourism industry around the battlefields, cemeteries and memorials of the First World War.

Author: David Wharton Lloyd

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic

ISBN: UOM:39015045622027

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 426

This ground-breaking book looks at the rise of the tourism industry around the battlefields, cemeteries and memorials of the First World War.
Categories: History

Battlefield Tourism

Battlefield Tourism

This is complemented by the views of experts/stakeholders. The study addresses some of the salient points surrounding the nature of visitor experience using the theory of the tourist 'gaze' propounded by John Urry.

Author: Stephen Thomas Miles

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:933359621

Category: Battlefields

Page: 310

View: 734

Categories: Battlefields

Battlefield Tourism

Battlefield Tourism

Battlefield. Tourism. Bruce. Prideaux. Introduction. War is a uniquely human institution, frequently lacking logic but always characterised by paradox.

Author: Chris Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136427053

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 507

Through a series of case studies that involve past conflict in China, the United States, The South Pacific and Europe, the nature of battlefield sites as tourist locations are explored. As places of past conflict and individual acts of heroism, these sites are places of story telling. How are these stories told? And for what purposes are the stories told? The acts and modes of interpretation are many, ranging from a discourse conducted through silences to the more complex nuanced story telling told through re-enactments of past battles. The book also asks where is the battle-field? - as case studies relate to conflicts that ranged over several hundreds of miles, to, on the other hand, acts of local civil disturbance that subsequently achieved mythic values in a history of national identity. The book is divided into 'acts', these being 'Acts of Resource Management', 'Acts of Silence', 'Acts of Discovery and Rediscovery', 'Acts of Imagination' and 'Acts of Remembrance' and embrace examples as diverse as an re-enactment of past battles on a New Zealand rural town cricket pitch to the towering strength of the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, and from the Straits of Taiwan to the centre of Canada.
Categories: Business & Economics

Battlefield Tourism

Battlefield Tourism

The Dichotomy between Battlefield Tourism and Pilgrimage In the descriptions of battlefield tours the language of pilgrimage merged with that of tourism.

Author: David William Lloyd

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781845207397

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 362

In the aftermath of the Great War, a wave of tourists and pilgrims visited the battlefields, cemeteries and memorials of the war. The cultural history of this 'battlefield tourism' is chronicled in this absorbing and original book, which shows how the phenomenon served to construct memory in Britain, as well as in Australia and Canada. The author demonstrates that high and low culture, tradition and modernism, the sacred and the profane were often inter-related, rather than polar opposites. The various responses to the actual and imagined landscapes of battlefields are discussed, as well as bereavement and how this was shaped by gender, religion and the military experience. Individual memory and experience combined with nationalism and 'imperial' identity as powerful forces informing the pilgrim experience.But this book not only analyzes travel to battlefields, which unsurprisingly paralleled the growth of the modern tourist industry; it also looks closely at the transformation of national war memorials into pilgrimage sites, and shows how responses both to battlefields and memorials, which continue to serve as potent symbols, evolved in the years after the Great War.
Categories: History

Military Pilgrimage and Battlefield Tourism

Military Pilgrimage and Battlefield Tourism

Military Pilgrimage and Battlefield Tourism is the first volume to bring together a detailed analysis of professional military pilgrimage with other forms of commemorating military conflict.

Author: John Eade

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367881918

Category:

Page: 164

View: 754

Military Pilgrimage and Battlefield Tourism is the first volume to bring together a detailed analysis of professional military pilgrimage with other forms of commemorating military conflict. The volume looks beyond the discussion of battlefield tourism undertaken primarily by civilians which has dominated research until now through an analysis of the relationship between religious, military and civilian participants. Drawing on a comparative approach towards what has mostly been categorised as secular pilgrimage, dark tourism/thanatourism, military and religious tourism, and re-enactment, the contributors explore the varied ways in which memory, material culture and rituals are performed at particular places. The volume also engages with the debate about the extent to which western definitions of pilgrimage and tourism, as well as such related terms as religion, sacred and secular, can be applied in non-western contexts.
Categories:

Tourism and War

Tourism and War

This is the first volume to fully explore the complex relationship between war and tourism by considering its full range of dynamics; including political, psychological, economic and ideological factors at different levels, in different ...

Author: Richard Butler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136263095

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 297

This is the first volume to fully explore the complex relationship between war and tourism by considering its full range of dynamics; including political, psychological, economic and ideological factors at different levels, in different political and geographical locations. Issues of peace and tourism are dealt with insofar as they pertain to the effects of war on tourism that emerge after the cessation of hostilities. The book therefore reveals how not only location, but also political strategies, accidents of history, transportation linkages, and economic expediency all have played their role in the development and continuation of tourism before, during, and after wartime. It further show how the effects of war are seldom if ever simply a negation or reversal of the effects of peace on tourism. The volume draws on a range of examples, from medieval times to the present, to reveal the multi-faceted development of tourism amidst and because of conflict in a wide variety of locations, including the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America, Africa and South East Asia, showing the diverse ways in which tourism and war interacts. In doing so it explores how some locations have been developed as tourist attractions primarily because of war and conflict, e.g. as resting and training places for troops, and others flourished because of the threat of danger from conflicts to more traditional tourist locations. This thought provoking volume contributes to the understanding of the interrelationships between war, peace and tourism in many different parts of the world at different scales. It will be valuable reading for all those interested in this topic as well as dark tourism, battlefield tourism and heritage tourism.
Categories: Travel

A War Remembered

A War Remembered

This thesis situates and analyses the nature and content of British collective memory of the Great War at the present time.

Author: Peter John Edwards

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:847455494

Category:

Page: 606

View: 147

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The Darker Side of Travel

The Darker Side of Travel

This book meets the undoubted need for such a volume by providing a contemporary and comprehensive analysis of dark tourism.

Author: Prof. Richard Sharpley

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845412478

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 110

Over the last decade, the concept of dark tourism has attracted growing academic interest and media attention. Nevertheless, perspectives on and understanding of dark tourism remain varied and theoretically fragile whilst, to date, no single book has attempted to draw together the conceptual themes and debates surrounding dark tourism, to explore it within wider disciplinary contexts and to establish a more informed relationship between the theory and practice of dark tourism. This book meets the undoubted need for such a volume by providing a contemporary and comprehensive analysis of dark tourism.
Categories: Business & Economics

Tourism Recreation Research

Tourism Recreation Research

Most tourism flows are between places and communities that differ little in these
respects . Many are reciprocal . ... Another Weekend Away Looking for Dead
Bodies : Battlefield Tourism on the Somme and in Flanders . Tourism Recreation
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000061869417

Category: Tourism

Page:

View: 456

Categories: Tourism

Battlefield Tourism in South Africa with Special Reference to Isandlwana and Rorke s Drift KwaZulu Natal

Battlefield Tourism in South Africa with Special Reference to Isandlwana and Rorke s Drift KwaZulu Natal

This is achieved through the prioritisation of heritage at provincial level, the balanced narratives of tour guides, increasing economic prosperity and the participation of the host community in heritage development.

Author: Maricki Moeller

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:956373808

Category:

Page:

View: 913

Battlefield Tourism in South Africa is an increasingly important tourism product in northern KwaZulu-Natal. Rising visitor numbers to the famous Anglo-Zulu battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift over the past ten years have created certain challenges to the management of the area. Thanatourism is a form of Cultural Heritage Tourism that comprises visits to battlefields. Thanatourism sites often attempt to interpret sensitive events of the past. This requires management skills different to those needed by other heritage attractions. One of the issues faced by management is dissonance in heritage, which refers to dilemmas associated with reconciling the interests of rival groups with separate stakes in the development of controversial sites. This study attempts to investigate the level of dissonance present at the battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift and to identify ways of reducing it. A qualitative approach was applied to capture the different opinions of four major stakeholder groups as present in Seaton's Force Field Model (2001): the subject groups (Zulu and British), visitor groups, owners/controllers of heritage and the host community. An ethnographic investigation combined with an analysis of the tourism situation on the battlefields revealed that the levels of dissonance between the stakeholders are much lower than expected. This is achieved through the prioritisation of heritage at provincial level, the balanced narratives of tour guides, increasing economic prosperity and the participation of the host community in heritage development. The findings imply that despite South Africa's colonial and apartheid past, Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift manage their dissonance successfully. It is suggested that in order to sustain this development, cooperation between tourism and heritage should be improved and the guiding environment should be more regulated and controlled. Also, new memorials on the battlefields have to be authentic and subject groups must be able to relate to them.
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World War I Battlefields

World War I Battlefields

New for this edition are details of the new information centre focusing on Arras and the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the Sir John Monash Centre and the Marne 14-18 Interpretation Centre.

Author: John Ruler

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781784770891

Category: History

Page: 104

View: 856

Published to coincide with the centenary of the end of World War I, this new, thoroughly revised edition of Bradt's World War I Battlefields is the only compact practical travel guide to cover both French and Belgian battlefield sites. Produced in a lightweight and portable format, the guide features all the main memorials and museums alongside practical information on how to book the best guided tours or find the resting place of family members lost in battle. New for this edition are updates on special projects opened in 2017 to mark the centenary of the Battles of Arras, Vimy Ridge and Cambrai, along with new walking or cycling trails based on major sites and towns or on 'themes' such as well-known wartime poets, including the 90-km long Remembrance Cycle Trail linking Arras and Amiens. Also new are child-friendly tour suggestions, information on new apps to aid independent exploration, and details of the new HI Belgium Pass. Also included in this new edition is information on the new poppy cenotaph in Ypres, a full list of events to commemorate the Battles of Messines and Passchendaele, the new 14-18 trail created with 1/25 scale models at Mini-Europe, Brussels, the Menin Road exhibition, Flanders Fields by boat tours and a special focus on Women of the War. More than 100 countries took part in World War One, and this guide covers information relevant to many, from Australia and New Zealand to South Africa, Canada and the USA. New for this edition are details of the new information centre focusing on Arras and the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the Sir John Monash Centre and the Marne 14-18 Interpretation Centre. The authors, John Ruler and Emma Thomson, are both members of the British Guild of Travel Writers and have each previously written a Bradt guide on the area.
Categories: History

Battlefield Tourism Anzac Day Commemorations at Gallipoli

Battlefield Tourism   Anzac Day Commemorations at Gallipoli

This thesis used theoretical constructs of personal values, emotions, motives, event components of ceremony, transport and amenities to develop an empirical model that provided an understanding of the experiential components of the event ...

Author: Vecihi Basarin

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:781701742

Category: Anzac Day

Page: 429

View: 717

This thesis used theoretical constructs of personal values, emotions, motives, event components of ceremony, transport and amenities to develop an empirical model that provided an understanding of the experiential components of the event and the antecedents associated with attendance, satisfaction and recommending behaviour of the Anzac Day Ceremonies at Gallipoli.
Categories: Anzac Day

Managing and Interpreting D Day s Sites of Memory

Managing and Interpreting D Day s Sites of Memory

This book explores the significant role that heritage and tourism play in the present day with regard to educating the public as well as commemorating those who fought.

Author: Geoffrey Bird

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317515715

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

View: 751

More than seventy years following the D-Day Landings of 6 June 1944, Normandy's war heritage continues to intrigue visitors and researchers. Receiving well over two million visitors a year, the Normandy landscape of war is among the most visited cultural sites in France. This book explores the significant role that heritage and tourism play in the present day with regard to educating the public as well as commemorating those who fought. The book examines the perspectives, experiences and insights of those who work in the field of war heritage in the region of Normandy where the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy occurred. In this volume practitioner authors represent a range of interrelated roles and responsibilities. These perspectives include national and regional governments and coordinating agencies involved in policy, planning and implementation; war cemetery commissions; managers who oversee particular museums and sites; and individual battlefield tour guides whose vocation is to research and interpret sites of memory. Often interviewed as key informants for scholarly articles, the day-to-day observations, experiences and management decisions of these guardians of remembrance provide valuable insight into a range of issues and approaches that inform the meaning of tourism, remembrance and war heritage as well as implications for the management of war sites elsewhere. Complementing the Normandy practitioner offerings, more scholarly investigations provide an opportunity to compare and debate what is happening in the management and interpretation at other World War II related sites of war memory, such as at Pearl Harbor, Okinawa and Portsmouth, UK. This innovative volume will be of interest to those interested in remembrance tourism, war heritage, dark tourism, battlefield tourism, commemoration, D-Day and World War II.
Categories: Business & Economics

History Today

History Today

WORKSHOPS : marketing the battlefield site , archaeology , re - enactment and
presenting living history . PAPERS : 350th anniversary English Civil War ; D - Day
1994 ; Crimea Battlefield Tourism ; Battlefields and the School Curriculum .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074895205

Category: History

Page:

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Categories: History

Tourism and Violence

Tourism and Violence

Exploring the connection between tourism and violence, this book draws on a range of disciplinary approaches, including social anthropology, cultural geography, sociology, and tourism studies.

Author: Hazel Andrews

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317009610

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

View: 163

Exploring the connection between tourism and violence, this book draws on a range of disciplinary approaches, including social anthropology, cultural geography, sociology, and tourism studies. Ideas and concepts of violence have long been explored in the social sciences literature but in relation to tourism studies specifically the concept has rarely been problematised. Drawing on a range of case studies this book demonstrates the relationship between tourism and violence both in its overt physical form and in the social structures and symbolic landscapes that underpin touristic activity. Tourism and Violence offers a timely intervention in this field by bringing together, for the first time, work by scholars who, in their different ways, are engaging with the concept of violence within touristic settings and practices. This unique book paves the way for future research that will probe further the intersections between violence and tourism.
Categories: Social Science

Tourism and Gaming on American Indian Lands

Tourism and Gaming on American Indian Lands

The remainder of the battlefield , including the land crossed by the tour road
between the two NPS sites , is held in trust or privately owned ( much of it by the
Custer Battlefield Preservation Committee ) . In addition , commercial and other ...

Author: Alan A. Lew

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028596620

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

View: 277

Categories: Business & Economics