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Tourism and Nationalism

Pretes, Michael


The viewing of heritage sights by domestic tourists is a key aspect in the formation and maintenance of a national identity, especially when nationalism is understood as an "imagined community". Tourist sights may function in the same way as do museums in Benedict Anderson's classic study of nationalism: as places presenting the defining characteristics of nationhood and displaying historical evidence of its existence. Using three examples from the American state of South Dakota-Mount Rushmore...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Annals of Tourism Research
DOI: 10.1016/S0160-7383(02)00035-X


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