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The Commodification of Culture in Jeolla Province, Korea: The Frame of Cultural Tourism

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Cultural tourism constitutes an alterative strategy of sustainable local development for improving quality of life. The main objective of this type of tourism is to transform the regions, which are characterized by cultural resources, into ideal places for vacation, residence, or business. This article aims to identify the commodification of culture in Jeonnam, which is the result of the development of cultural tourism in Jeolla Province. Furthermore, this article reveals the cultural commodification from the perspectives of the tourists, the community, and the regional government and also discusses the efforts to restore the culture and the future cultural tourism in Jeolla Province.
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Keywords: COMMODIFICATION; CULTURAL TOURISM; JEOLLA PROVINCE; KOREA; TOURIST DESTINATION

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2010-10-01

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  • Tourism, Culture & Communication is international in its scope and will place no restrictions upon the range of cultural identities covered, other than the need to relate to tourism and hospitality. The Journal seeks to provide interdisciplinary perspectives in areas of interest that may branch away from traditionally recognized national and indigenous cultures, for example, cultural attitudes toward the management of tourists with disabilities, gender aspects of tourism, sport tourism, or age-specific tourism.
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