This book focuses on ethnic and minority communities in urban contexts and the ways in which their cultures are represented in tourism development. It offers a multi-disciplinary approach which draws on examples and case studies of ethnic and minority communities and cultural tourism development from all around the world, including slums in India, favelas in Brazil, Chinatowns in Australia, Jewish quarters in Central and Eastern Europe, ethnic villages in China, the African district of Brussels, the gay quarter in Cape Town and a desert town in Israel. It offers a positive perspective on ethnic and minority cultures and communities at a time when social and political support is lacking in many countries. This book will be a useful resource for those studying and researching cultural and urban tourism, urban planning and development, community studies and urban and cultural geography.
Anya Diekmann is Professor of Tourism at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium. Her research focuses mainly on cultural tourism, urban ethnic and slum tourism as well as social tourism. Melanie Kay Smith is Associate Professor in Tourism at BKF University of Applied Sciences, Budapest. Her research focuses on cultural tourism, community-based tourism, urban development and planning and health and wellness tourism.
Contributors Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Part One: Socio-Cultural Developments 1. Negotiating Asian identities in London and other Gateway Cities - Stephen J. Shaw 2. Discovering or Intruding? Guided Tours in the Ethnic District Matonge in Brussels - Isabelle Cloquet and Anya Diekmann 3. The Potential for Roma Tourism in Hungary - Anita Zatori and Melanie Smith Part Two: Community Perceptions 4. Reflections on Ethnic and Minority Communities as a Tool for Improving Intercultural Change in Tourism - Yvette Reisinger and Omar Moufakkir 5. Shifting Perceptions: Negotiating Place and Space in the Israeli Desert Frontier Town of Mitzpe Ramon - Joshua Schmidt 6. Slum Dwellers' Perceptions of Tourism in Dharavi, Mumbai - Anya Diekmann and Nimit Chowdary Part Three: Visitor Experiences 7. Would You Be a Favela Tourist? Confronting Expectations and Moral Concerns amongst Brazilian and Foreign Potential Tourists - Bianca Freire-Medeiros and Marcio Grijo Vilarouca 8. China Towns as Tourist Attractions in Australia - Jock Collins Part Four: Development Policies 9. Ethnic Tourism in Rural China: Cultural or Economic `Development'? - Nelson Graburn 10. Jewish Culture and Tourism in Budapest - Melanie Smith and Anita Zatori 11. Pink Tourism in Cape Town - the Development of the Post-Apartheid Gay Quarter - Esti Venske Conclusions