Literature, Tourism, and the City: Writing and Cultural Change

Carson, Susan and Hawkes, Lesley and Gislason, Kari and Cantrell, Kate ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5689-614X (2016) Literature, Tourism, and the City: Writing and Cultural Change. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 15 (4). pp. 380-392. ISSN 1476-6825


Abstract

Today, national and regional tourism organisations look to sophisticated cultural tourism programmes to enhance the visitor experience for tourists of their particular city. Yet research indicates that a challenge exists in designing and implementing programmes that take full advantage of a city’s historical and emergent literary cultures. In this paper, we offer critical insights into how literary cultural heritage can foster the development of an integrated and dynamic approach and provide the experience sought by local and global tourists. International exemplars are cited together with an analysis of the Australian city of Brisbane that describes itself as a ‘new world city’. The findings of our research show that programmes that harness diverse literary cultures, rather than adhering to a single literary representation, are better equipped to build identity and thus extend cultural tourism potential.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
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Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2021 02:50
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2021 01:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia; Brisbane; city; creative writing; literature; cultural change; cultural tourism; heritage
Fields of Research (2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200502 Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200204 Cultural Theory
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200525 Literary Theory
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350806 Tourist behaviour and visitor experience
47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4702 Cultural studies > 470204 Cultural and creative industries
47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4705 Literary studies > 470502 Australian literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature)
47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4705 Literary studies > 470514 Literary theory
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 90 Commercial Services and Tourism > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 11 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 1104 Tourism services > 110402 Socio-cultural issues in tourism
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1304 Heritage > 130403 Conserving intangible cultural heritage
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280106 Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1301 Arts > 130103 The creative arts
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280122 Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14766825.2016.1165237
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42283

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