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Creating (extra)ordinary heritage through film-induced tourism: The case of Dubrovnik and the Game of Thrones

Creating (extra)ordinary heritage through film-induced tourism: The case of Dubrovnik and the Game of Thrones

Šegota, Tina ORCID: 0000-0001-7994-1396 (2018) Creating (extra)ordinary heritage through film-induced tourism: The case of Dubrovnik and the Game of Thrones. In: Palmer, Catherine and Tivers, Jacky, (eds.) Creating Heritage for Tourism. Current Developments in the Geographies of Leisure and Tourism . Routledge. ISBN 978-1138572713

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Abstract

This chapter brings in the perspective on the practices of (re)producing heritage through film imagery in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. More specifically, the chapter discusses the recurrent practices of tour guides in reshaping and recreating the heritage of the city of Dubrovnik through film imagery related to the popular TV series, Game of Thrones. The analysis finds that Dubrovnik’s heritage has become a melting pot of three or more narratives that require highly skilled professional guides who are able to provide necessary and accurate interpretation of the heritage. However, the real issue is whether Dubrovnik can continue to sustain itself as a significant heritage destination, since it has been increasingly profiled and promoted through film imagery.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: heritage, Game of Thrones, Dubrovnik, tour guides, UNESCO
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 13:54
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 4
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/19554

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