Post-Conflict Heritage, Postcolonial Tourism: Tourism, Politics and Development at Angkor
Routledge, 8 thg 11, 2007 - 200 trang
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.
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... Tour 5.2 Afternoon picnicking at Angkor Wat 6.1 Doorway of Ta Prohm 6.2 Tree roots at Ta Prohm 6.3 Open-top driving during Khmer New Year 87 96 112 120 122 129 Tables 52 3.1 Major international projects coordinated by ICC 1993–1998.
... Jonathan Rigg and the British Academy for supporting my Postdoctoral research grant; the Center for Khmer Studies, Siem Reap, and the Asia Research Institute, Singapore for a two-year fellowship to write this book up.
Meng (30s, Cambodian Resident of Siem Reap): Angkor Wat is a symbol and creation of Khmer culture, a symbol of national culture. That is why it is important for me, and why it is important for me to come here.
Today, all around the country you see mass graves and ruined structures; the latter are the result not of neglect but of a conscious, coordinated campaign by the Khmer Rouge to smash the country's pre-revolutionary culture.
... 1970s two antithetical histories have received much attention: the ancient glories of Angkorean splendor and the horrors of the modern Khmer Rouge regime. By focusing on issues such as cultural politics and regional re-integration, ...
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