Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Australia: national parks, changes in perception, and hyper-reality

Pocock, Celmara (2013) Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Australia: national parks, changes in perception, and hyper-reality. In: Crown jewels: five great national parks around the world and the challenges they face. American Alliance of Museums Press, Washington, DC. United States, pp. 119-135. ISBN 978-1-933253-73-2

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In the past, visitors to the islands and reefs enjoyed embodied encounters: touch, sound, sight, smell, and taste combined in an oriented experience that created a strong sense of place. Now human encounters are shaped by media and technology, distancing visitors from unique Reef environments. Despite unprecedented access to the underwater, tourists today are more likely to experience the Reef through secondary visual representations, such as photographs and films. These enhanced and brilliant images create a hyper-reality in which the copies appear more wondrous than the real thing.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Copyright 2013. American Alliance of Museums. Any reproduction, retransmission, republication, or other use of all or part of any document found on this site is expressly prohibited, unless prior written permission has been granted by the Alliance or the appropriate copyright owner. Crown Jewels: Great National Parks Around the World and the Challenges They Face is an international travelling exhibition produced by the Presidio Trust, San Francisco
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 01:33
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2017 00:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: national parks; conservation; environment; protected areas; Great Barrier Reef; Australia
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience
16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9503 Heritage > 950305 Conserving Natural Heritage

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