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For anyone who's ever been a tourist, Counter-Tourism is an invitation to completely transform our experience of the heritage-tourism industry and its many sites (castles, National Trust properties, etc.). It provides a set of powerful lenses, designed to bend a whole world of conventional tourism into a spiral of new perspectives and experiences. Beneath those simple soun ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published September 15th 2012 by Triarchy Press Ltd
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Richard Freeman
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From an early age I’ve always been vaguely suspicious of information provided at heritage sights. Somehow they seemed a little too clean cut. It’s said that history is written by the winning side and like the arch artifice of television editing, a heritage centre or sight can tell you anything it likes. This is true in particular if those who run it have some sort of axe to grind or money to be spun.
But now the tourist strikes back. Counter Tourism The Handbook penned by Phil Smith AKA Crab Man
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