The book Cultures and Tourism: Reflections on Heritage, the Arts and Intercultural Communication, edited by Moisés de Lemos Martins and Rosânia da Silva, has just been published, with support by Cultures Past & Present.
According to the editors, “as tourist practices lead to contact between peoples and populations’ relationships, identity and otherness issues immediately emerge”.
To what extent are the individuals living in the places tourists visit influenced, in their cultural and artistic practices and their representations of themselves, by the experiences tourists impart to them? How do tourists absorb, transform and assimilate what they see and experience? What are the cultural, social and economic impacts of this relationship? Cultures and Tourism: Reflections on Heritage, the Arts and Intercultural Communication addresses these and other questions and assembles 21 articles, selected from the corpus of papers presented at the international congress “Cultura e Turismo: Desenvolvimento Nacional, Promoção da Paz e Aproximação Entre Nações” (Culture and Tourism: National Development, Peace Promotion and Rapprochement Between Nations; 2018, Mozambique).
This work includes contributions from researchers from various continents and comprises four sections, under the topics “Tourism, Culture and Art”, “Tourism, Development and Communication”; “Cultural Heritage: Festivities, Handicrafts and Gastronomy” and “Tourism Routes and Landscapes”.