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Tourism and Heritage : A Tense Relationship

Protecting Siam's heritage

Auteurs :
PITSUWAN, S.
BAKER, C.J.

Description :
After tourism becomes an industry and a commercial activity, profits become the driving factor that decide which activity or cultural product, or form of performing art, appeals most to consumers and the market. In this way, cultural treasures are transformed into commodities. But as soon as cultural heritage becomes commodities that are bought and sold, they become products defined by what sells well or in great volumes and what appeals to the consumer most. This is the inherent source of conflict in the tourism versus heritage protection debate. A far greater importance should be given to the process of cross-cultural exchange and the exchange of values, of which tourism is a key part. - (GL)


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Collection The Journal of the Siam Society, 2013, vol. 100, p. 93-102, nombre de pages : 10

Date :
2013

Identifiants :
isbn : 978-616-215-059-3

Editeur :
Pays édition : Thailande, Bangkok ; Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books ; The Siam Society under Royal Patronage

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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