报告题目：Rethinking the Past: Heritage, Tourism and Extraordinary Places
报告时间：2019年6月2日 星期日 13：00-15:00
报 告 人：Dallen Timothy 教授（亚利桑那州立大学）
Dallen J. Timothy (PhD) is Professor of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University (USA) and Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. He is also currently a visiting professor at the University of Girona, Spain; Beijing Union University, China; Luoyang Normal University, China; Kinneret College, Israel, and Indiana University, USA. He is also presently a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, and former Visiting Professor at the American University of Rome, Italy; Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia; and the University of Sunderland, United Kingdom.
Professor Timothy is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Heritage Tourism, Associate Editor of Annals of Tourism Research and serves on the editorial boards of 26 scientific journals. He is commissioning editor for Routledge’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism book series, and co-commissioning editor for three books series at Channel View Publications. He has published 30 books and more than 200 articles and chapters on many aspects of tourism and heritage management. He is a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences and contributes regularly to the media. He teaches courses on introductory tourism concepts, tourism planning, and international tourism.
He is a member of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Academy and has many research and teaching interests, including heritage management and conservation, religious tourism, food as cultural heritage, culture and indigenous people, international borders and their effects on tourism, migration and globalization processes. He has worked in various capacities in more than 100 countries, including the Himalayan countries of Bhutan, China, Nepal and India, and has ongoing research projects on several tourism-related topics in North America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
Throughout most of history, the tourism industry has focused on selling mass experiences, including those associated with heritage sites and historic places. The world’s biggest and most iconic heritage attractions have been at the center and forefront of tourism’s mass marketing and branding efforts. Yet, do these large, tangible, and ancient heritage attractions really represent the history and heritage of everyday people, or even the majority of the world’s population? I argue that it does not, and that specialized (niche) forms of tourism are now beginning to recognize that the ordinary heritage of everyday people is important, worthy of being protected, interpreted and visited. In fact, the majority of the world’s heritage is small, ordinary, intangible and not very ancient. It is time for tourism industry workers and researchers to accept a more balanced and truthful heritage narrative that more closely and accurately represents the heritage of everyday people, not just the historical elites. Examples of this new way of looking at heritage will be provided, and the differences in this perspective between cultural viewpoints will be discussed as well. Ordinary heritage, together with extraordinary heritage, has the potential to make heritage tourism stronger, more meaningful, and share its benefits with more communities.