Download e-book for kindle: Authentic New Orleans: Tourism, Culture, and Race in the Big by Kevin Fox Gotham

By Kevin Fox Gotham

ISBN-10: 0814731856

ISBN-13: 9780814731857

ISBN-10: 0814731864

ISBN-13: 9780814731864

Honorable point out for the 2008 Robert Park notable e-book Award given by way of the ASA’s neighborhood and concrete Sociology Section

Mardi Gras, jazz, voodoo, gumbo, Bourbon highway, the French Quarter—all evoke that position that's in contrast to the other: New Orleans. In Authentic New Orleans, Kevin Fox Gotham explains how New Orleans turned a vacationer city, a unbelievable locale referred to as a lot for its excesses as for its quirky Southern charm.

Gotham starts off within the aftermath of storm Katrina amid the whirlwind of hypothesis in regards to the rebuilding of town and the dread of outsiders wiping New Orleans fresh of the grit that made it nice. He maintains with the origins of Carnival and the Mardi Gras get together within the 19th century, exhibiting how, via cautious making plans and merchandising, town developed itself as a massive vacationer charm. by way of analyzing a variety of image-building campaigns and promotional recommendations to disseminate a palatable photo of recent Orleans on a countrywide scale Gotham finally establishes New Orleans as one of many originators of the mass tourism industry—which associated relaxation to shuttle, promoted overseas expositions, and constructed the concept that of enjoyment travel.

Gotham indicates how New Orleans used to be in a position to turn into the most renowned vacationer sights within the usa, specifically in the course of the transformation of Mardi Gras right into a nationwide, even overseas, occasion. the entire whereas Gotham is worried with exhibiting the adaptation among tourism from above and tourism from below—that is, how New Orleans’ specialty is either maximized, a few may well say exploited, to serve the worldwide financial system of tourism in addition to how neighborhood teams and contributors use tourism to maintain and anchor longstanding communal traditions.

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