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 remarkable ebook Award given by means of the ASA’s group 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 grew to become a vacationer city, a amazing locale often called a lot for its excesses as for its quirky Southern charm.

Gotham starts off within the aftermath of typhoon 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 party within the 19th century, exhibiting how, via cautious making plans and merchandising, the town built itself as a massive vacationer appeal. via interpreting a number of image-building campaigns and promotional techniques to disseminate a palatable picture of latest Orleans on a countrywide scale Gotham finally establishes New Orleans as one of many originators of the mass tourism industry—which associated rest to shuttle, promoted overseas expositions, and built the idea that of delight travel.

Gotham exhibits how New Orleans was once capable of turn into some of the most renowned vacationer points of interest within the usa, in particular in the course of the transformation of Mardi Gras right into a nationwide, even overseas, occasion. the entire whereas Gotham is worried with displaying the adaptation among tourism from above and tourism from below—that is, how New Orleans’ uniqueness is either maximized, a few may say exploited, to serve the worldwide economic system of tourism in addition to how neighborhood teams and contributors use tourism to maintain and anchor longstanding communal traditions.

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