American authenticity: tourism, experiences and the popular imagination

Lovell, J. and Hitchmough, S., eds. (2019) American authenticity: tourism, experiences and the popular imagination. Routledge. (In Press)

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Abstract

This book addresses the highly relevant debates about authenticity and inauthenticity in America. America may have difficult and troubled relationships with the rest of the world, but its culture strongly influences global heritage. The topic of post-truth and discussions of racial and sexual equality and politics of identity often shape the news and agendas in the United States. While many works cover American identity, the American dream, American tourism and topics such as hyperreality and gentrification, no current work specifically brings them together within the controversial theme of American authenticity.

Authenticity can be laterally applied to many fields, including the study of culture, heritage, history, politics, tourism, placemaking, geography and film. Permutations of authenticity include invented traditions, constructions, recreations, restorations, re-enactment and post-truth, all of which shape the agenda and profoundly influence the image of the United States in the contemporary world.

Item Type: Edited Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: American studies; tourism; heritage; experiences authenticity
Subjects: E History America > E11 America
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G0149 Travel. Voyages and travels (General) > G0155 Tourism
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Human and Life Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Jane Lovell
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2018 12:24
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2018 09:39
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/17717

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