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Nationalism, tourism

Published inEncyclopedia of Tourism, Editors Jafari J., Xiao H.
PublisherBerlin : Springer
Publication date2015

In his founding work, Benedict Anderson (1983) defines the nation as an “imagined community” and presents nationalism as a vehicle for its creation. He identifies several institutions and instruments that contribute to the development of nationalism such as maps, censuses, and museums.In the light of this concept, in which museums can be seen as vehicles of nationalism, an increasing number of scholars have demonstrated how tourism can also constitute an important base for the fabric of a nation and serve as a support for nationalist productions. Numerous sites visited by tourists, including museums, national parks, and memorials, but also events indirectly involving tourism, such as commemorative ceremonies and historical anniversaries, are increasingly viewed through the lens of nationalism.

  • Map
  • Museum
  • Experience
  • Heritage
  • Image
  • Dark tourism
Citation (ISO format)
NAEF, Patrick James. Nationalism, tourism. In: Encyclopedia of Tourism. Berlin : Springer, 2015.
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