Kevin Gotham
Authentic New Orleans: Tourism, Culture, and Race in the Big Easy
July 24, 2018 Comments.. 144
Authentic New Orleans Tourism Culture and Race in the Big Easy Honorable Mention for the Robert Park Outstanding Book Award given by the ASA s Community and Urban Sociology SectionMardi Gras jazz voodoo gumbo Bourbon Street the French Quarter all evoke

  • Title: Authentic New Orleans: Tourism, Culture, and Race in the Big Easy
  • Author: Kevin Gotham
  • ISBN: 9780814731864
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Paperback
  • Honorable Mention for the 2008 Robert Park Outstanding Book Award given by the ASA s Community and Urban Sociology SectionMardi Gras, jazz, voodoo, gumbo, Bourbon Street, the French Quarter all evoke that place that is unlike any other New Orleans In Authentic New Orleans, Kevin Fox Gotham explains how New Orleans became a tourist town, a spectacular locale known as mucHonorable Mention for the 2008 Robert Park Outstanding Book Award given by the ASA s Community and Urban Sociology SectionMardi Gras, jazz, voodoo, gumbo, Bourbon Street, the French Quarter all evoke that place that is unlike any other New Orleans In Authentic New Orleans, Kevin Fox Gotham explains how New Orleans became a tourist town, a spectacular locale known as much for its excesses as for its quirky Southern charm.Gotham begins in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina amid the whirlwind of speculation about the rebuilding of the city and the dread of outsiders wiping New Orleans clean of the grit that made it great He continues with the origins of Carnival and the Mardi Gras celebration in the nineteenth century, showing how, through careful planning and promotion, the city constructed itself as a major tourist attraction By examining various image building campaigns and promotional strategies to disseminate a palatable image of New Orleans on a national scale Gotham ultimately establishes New Orleans as one of the originators of the mass tourism industry which linked leisure to travel, promoted international expositions, and developed the concept of pleasure travel.Gotham shows how New Orleans was able to become one of the most popular tourist attractions in the United States, especially through the transformation of Mardi Gras into a national, even international, event All the while Gotham is concerned with showing the difference between tourism from above and tourism from below that is, how New Orleans distinctiveness is both maximized, some might say exploited, to serve the global economy of tourism as well as how local groups and individuals use tourism to preserve and anchor longstanding communal traditions.

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    1. Adam says:

      From Storyville to Katrina, 'Authentic New Orleans' exposes the multitude of forces that have helped shape New Orleans into the cultural and tourist mecca that it is today.According to Gotham, today's New Orleans that we know and love is inextricably connected to every 'New Orleans' that has come before. Despite the title's implications, this book does not try to tackle the question of what is and is not 'authentic New Orleans.' Rather, Gotham guides readers on a chronological tour starting with [...]

    2. Sharon says:

      This is not a fast-paced work, but it is an important one.Tulane University sociologist Kevin Fox Gotham uses New Orleans as his test case to discuss how tourism affects culture. Building on New Orleans' fascinating history, he looks at how the city was promoted to travelers. From historic Mardi Gras krewes, to the New Orleans Exposition of 1884, the World's Fair 100 years later, Storyville (the red light district), and even Hurricane Katrina, he examines how various convention bureaus, writers, [...]

    3. Lindsay says:

      Very academic, but a very interesting analysis of tourism in New Orleans. Also a lot about the history of the World's Fairs in New Orleans.

    4. Debbie Heaton says:

      In this remarkable book, Gotham combines careful historical research, observation, and insight to produce an indispensable account of the New Orleans tourist economy.

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