Tourism, Performance and Social Exclusion in “Olde York”

Mordue, Tom (2005) Tourism, Performance and Social Exclusion in “Olde York”. Annals of Tourism Research, 32 (1). pp. 179-198. ISSN 0160-7383

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The walled historic city center of York, United Kingdom, is a space variously performed and contested by tourists, tourism brokers, and locals. Using ethnographic methods, this study examines issues of power and control regarding the sets of performances or optimum activities the "historic core" is meant for, and asks who the most valued groups to enact these performances are. It concludes that York center is a contested space, and through narrative, performance monitoring, and strategies of spatial regulation, certain social groups are encouraged to consume it while others are subject to accusations of performative incompetence and tactics of social exclusion.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: performance, narrative, power, regulation, space
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
N800 Tourism, Transport and Travel
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Tom Mordue
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2015 16:53
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 09:54

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