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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... the task of conducting fieldwork was greatly eased by the help of many organizations and individuals. ... the National Archives of Cambodia, the Angkor Participatory Development Organization, United Nations Development Programme and ...
... and Sites ICORC International Committee on the Reconstruction of Cambodia IGeS Ingegneria Geotechnica e Strutturale ILO International Labour Organization IMF International Monetary Fund JICA JSA MOD MOT NGO NPRD Abbreviations xxi.
IMF International Monetary Fund JICA JSA MOD MOT NGO NPRD PDK Japanese International Co-operation Agency Japanese Government Team for Safeguarding Angkor Ministry of Development Ministry of Tourism Non-Governmental Organization National ...
... Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) or the World Tourism Organization (WTO) as effective tools for protecting past histories, whilst simultaneously providing the economic fuel for societal modernization (Meethan 2001).
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