Post Conflict Heritage Postcolonial Tourism

Author: Tim Winter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134084943
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Post Conflict Heritage Postcolonial Tourism from the Author: Tim Winter. Angkor, Cambodia’s only World Heritage Site, is enduring one of the most crucial, turbulent periods in its twelve hundred year history. Given Cambodia’s need to restore its shattered social and physical infrastructures after decades of violent conflict, and with tourism to Angkor increasing by a staggering 10,000 per cent in just over a decade, the site has become an intense focal point of competing agendas. Angkor’s immense historical importance, along with its global prestige, has led to an unprecedented influx of aid, with over twenty countries together donating millions of dollars for conservation and research. For the Royal Government however, Angkor has become a ‘cash-cow’ of development. Post-conflict Heritage, Postcolonial Tourism critically examines this situation and locates Angkor within the broader contexts of post-conflict reconstruction, nation building, and socio-economic rehabilitation. Based on two years of fieldwork, the book explores culture, development, the politics of space, and the relationship between consumption, memory and identity to reveal the aspirations and tensions, anxieties and paradoxical agendas, which form around a heritage tourism landscape in a post-conflict, postcolonial society. With the situation in Cambodia examined as a stark example of a phenomenon common to many countries attempting to recover after periods of war or political turmoil, Post-conflict Heritage, Postcolonial Tourism will be of particular interest to students and scholars working in the fields of Asian studies, tourism, heritage, development, and cultural and postcolonial studies.

Postcolonial Tourism

Author: Anthony Carrigan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136833927
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Postcolonial Tourism from the Author: Anthony Carrigan. This book is the first literary study of postcolonial tourism. Looking at the cultural and ecological effects of mass tourism development in highly exoticized island states that are still grappling with the legacies of western colonialism, Carrigan contends that postcolonial writers not only dramatize the industry’s most exploitative operations but also provide blueprints toward sustainable tourism futures. By locating this argument in the context of interdisciplinary tourism research, the study shows how imaginative literature can extend some of this field’s key theoretical concepts while making an important contribution to the interface between postcolonial studies and ecocriticism. The book also presents a framework for analyzing how an industry that is subject to constant media attention and involves a huge proportion of the global population shapes the cultural, social, and environmental milieux of postcolonial texts.

Asia On Tour

Author: Tim Winter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134044356
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Asia On Tour from the Author: Tim Winter. With the vast majority of academic theory on tourism based on ‘Western’ tourists, Asia on Tour illustrates why the rapid growth of travel for leisure and recreation in Asia demands a reappraisal of how tourism is analyzed and understood. Examining domestic and intra-regional tourism, the book reveals how improvements in infrastructures, ever increasing disposable incomes, liberalized economies, the inter-connectivities of globalization and the lowering of borders, both physical and political, are now enabling millions of Asians to travel as tourists. Drawing upon multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives and up-to-date empirical research, the twenty-three accessible essays in this volume indicate why a rigorous and critical study of Asian tourism must become integral to both our analysis of this rapidly transforming region and our interpretation of global tourism in the twenty first century. As a rich collection of essays on heritage and tourism oriented around Asian tourists, Asia on Tour will be of particular interest to students and scholars working in the fields of tourism, Asian studies, geography, heritage, anthropology, development, sociology, and cultural and postcolonial studies.

Girl Reading Girl In Japan

Author: Tomoko Aoyama
Publisher: Routledge
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Girl Reading Girl In Japan from the Author: Tomoko Aoyama. Girl Reading Girl provides the first overview of the cultural significance of girls and reading in modern and contemporary Japan with emphasis on the processes involved when girls read about other girls. The collection examines the reading practices of real life girls from differing social backgrounds throughout the twentieth century while a number of chapters also consider how fictional girls read attention is given to the diverse cultural representations of the girl, or shôjo, who are the objects of the reading desires of Japan's real life and fictional girls. These representations appear in various genres, including prose fiction, such as Yoshiya Nobuko's Flower Stories and Takemoto Nobara's Kamikaze Girls, and manga, such as Yoshida Akimi's The Cherry Orchard. This volume presents the work of pioneering women scholars in the field of girl studies including translations of a ground-breaking essay by Honda Masuko on reading girls and Kawasaki Kenko's response to prejudicial masculine critiques of best-selling novelist, Yoshimoto Banana. Other topics range from the reception of Anne of Green Gables in Japan to girls who write and read male homoerotic narratives.

China East Asia And The Global Economy

Author: Takeshi Hamashita
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China East Asia And The Global Economy from the Author: Takeshi Hamashita. This book presents a selection of essays from Takeshi Hamashita's ouevre on Asian trade to introduce this important historian's work on China and East Asia's incorporation to the world economy to the English speaking reader.

Saving Angkor

Author: C. M. Bhandari
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ISBN: 9789748299822
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Saving Angkor from the Author: C. M. Bhandari.

After The Killing Fields

Author: Craig Etcheson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275985134
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After The Killing Fields from the Author: Craig Etcheson. The story of the twenty-five year effort to bring to justice the architects of the Cambodian genocide, this study explains why those who orchestrated the murder of 2.2 million people continue to escape responsibility.

Angkor And Khmer Art

Author: Henri Stierlin
Publisher: Parkstone Press
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Angkor And Khmer Art from the Author: Henri Stierlin. Angkor, like Borobudur in Indonesia or Vat Phra Kaeo in Thailand, is one of the most important shrines of Buddhist art in all Asia. Angkor is among the treasures of Humanity's Heritage, under the protection of UNESCO. Angkor's temple, built in one of the most populous cities of the 11th century, is a prime example of religious art, but its "bas reliefs" also depict events in the lives of kings and their courts, wars and scenes from the everyday life of the common people. Between the 7th and 14th centuries, Khmer art, primarily sculpture, is characterized by perfection of line and monumental size. Profoundly influenced by Indian Art, it is nonetheless original and of obvious refinement. Long out of print, this volume is inspired, in part, by a revival of interest in Cambodian art. It presents the architectural treasures and splendid sculptures of a civilization that drew on Indian and Chinese influences to create a uniquely Cambodian art.