Performing and directing resident/tourist cultures in Heartbeat country

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58409
Title:
Performing and directing resident/tourist cultures in Heartbeat country
Authors:
Mordue, T. (Tom)
Affiliation:
University of Sunderland
Citation:
Mordue, T. (2001) 'Performing and directing resident/tourist cultures in Heartbeat country', Tourist Studies, 1 (3), pp.233-252.
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
Tourist Studies
Issue Date:
2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58409
Additional Links:
http://tou.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/1/3/233
Abstract:
Goathland is the main filming location for the Yorkshire Television series Heartbeat, which has instigated a very large increase in visitors to the village, and given rise to certain symbolic conflicts that orbit around a contestation between Goathland’s traditional identity as a quiet moorland ‘community’ and its virtual identity as Aidensfield in the television series. The residents of Goathland are very anxious about this and advocate strategies of tourism management and control that are founded on an ideological construction of authentic ‘rural life’ in which they have culturally and economically invested - both in terms of local property ownership and lifestyle preferences. It is residents’ stated views on the cultural politics of ‘Heartbeat tourism’ that provide the empirical grounding for the article. Conceptually, the emphasis is on exploring the performative cultures and processes that construct and contest the meaning of place within a tourism context. This approach not only examines the ideological underpinnings of what residents say but reveals the spatial practices they reflexively construct as a form of praxis. Finally, it is argued that many of the so-called tourism impacts experienced by Goathland residents are about wider cultural and economic dynamics manifesting as localized spatial conflicts which are not revealed by uncritical research methods or readily available to a managerial or technical fix.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
performing; research; rurality; spatial conflicts; tourist; residents; tourism; rural
ISSN:
1468-7976
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 15/01/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 15/01/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorMordue, T. (Tom)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:51:20Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:51:20Z-
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.identifier.citationTourist Studies; 1 (3): 233-252-
dc.identifier.issn1468-7976-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58409-
dc.description.abstractGoathland is the main filming location for the Yorkshire Television series Heartbeat, which has instigated a very large increase in visitors to the village, and given rise to certain symbolic conflicts that orbit around a contestation between Goathland’s traditional identity as a quiet moorland ‘community’ and its virtual identity as Aidensfield in the television series. The residents of Goathland are very anxious about this and advocate strategies of tourism management and control that are founded on an ideological construction of authentic ‘rural life’ in which they have culturally and economically invested - both in terms of local property ownership and lifestyle preferences. It is residents’ stated views on the cultural politics of ‘Heartbeat tourism’ that provide the empirical grounding for the article. Conceptually, the emphasis is on exploring the performative cultures and processes that construct and contest the meaning of place within a tourism context. This approach not only examines the ideological underpinnings of what residents say but reveals the spatial practices they reflexively construct as a form of praxis. Finally, it is argued that many of the so-called tourism impacts experienced by Goathland residents are about wider cultural and economic dynamics manifesting as localized spatial conflicts which are not revealed by uncritical research methods or readily available to a managerial or technical fix.-
dc.publisherSAGE Publications-
dc.relation.urlhttp://tou.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/1/3/233-
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 15/01/2010]-
dc.subjectperforming-
dc.subjectresearch-
dc.subjectrurality-
dc.subjectspatial conflicts-
dc.subjecttourist-
dc.subjectresidents-
dc.subjecttourism-
dc.subjectrural-
dc.titlePerforming and directing resident/tourist cultures in Heartbeat country-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Sunderland-
dc.identifier.journalTourist Studies-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 15/01/2010]-
or.citation.harvardMordue, T. (2001) 'Performing and directing resident/tourist cultures in Heartbeat country', Tourist Studies, 1 (3), pp.233-252.-
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