Integrating Western and non-Western cultural expressions to further cultural and creative tourism: a case study

Catalani, Anna (2013) Integrating Western and non-Western cultural expressions to further cultural and creative tourism: a case study. World Leisure Journal, 55 (3). pp. 252-263. ISSN 0441-9057

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/04419057.2013.820505

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Abstract

The term cultural industries was coined more than half a century ago, but at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the broader concept of creative industries, covering a wide range of cultural, design and digital activity, captured the imagination of public policymakers at national and city levels. Paralleling these developments has been the recognition of the phenomenon of cultural tourism and, more recently, the emergence of the idea of creative tourism, that is, tourism programmes designed to engage tourists actively in cultural activity.

This paper presents a case study of a creative tourism event which took place in 2012 in the City of Manchester in the UK. The festival, which celebrated West African culture, utilised existing cultural institutions of the city and drew on the talents of local and visiting members of West African community to engage not only tourists but also indigenous and Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) residents of Manchester in a variety of cultural activities. It thus used the focus of creative tourism to seek to foster community and cultural development as well as tourism.

Keywords:creative tourism; cultural tourism; museums, galleries; festivals; black and ethnic minority groups; cultural engagement
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K440 Urban studies
L Social studies > L400 Social Policy
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
ID Code:9847
Deposited On:13 Jun 2013 09:37

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