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By Anya Diekmann, Melanie Kay Smith

This ebook makes a speciality of ethnic and minority groups in city contexts and the ways that their cultures are represented in tourism improvement. It bargains a multi-disciplinary technique which attracts on examples and case experiences of ethnic and minority groups and cultural tourism improvement from all over the global, together with slums in India, favelas in Brazil, Chinatowns in Australia, Jewish quarters in vital and jap Europe, ethnic villages in China, the African district of Brussels, the homosexual zone in Cape city and a desolate tract city in Israel. It bargains a favorable standpoint on ethnic and minority cultures and groups at a time while social and political aid is missing in lots of nations. This e-book can be an invaluable source for these learning and getting to know cultural and concrete tourism, city making plans and improvement, neighborhood reports and concrete and cultural geography.

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They are “out of time”, about dead Jews and the timeless Gypsy, emphasising tradition and the exotic, pre-modern Other. The spaces are separated from the places of living Jews and Gypsies’. Much of the tourist interest in ethnic quarters, slums and ghettos comes from the global popularity of ‘ghetto-style’ fashion, music or other forms of culture which have become disconnected from the living realities in which they arose. Linke (2012: 299) suggests that ‘global appropriations and enactments of the ghetto-look may be experienced as libratory by mainstream consumers of American popular culture’.

However, the research on this phenomenon from the perspective of the host communities has been very limited. This chapter therefore attempts to redress this gap and presents the results of interviews with slum dwellers and other stakeholder groups in Dharavi. The results are perhaps surprising in that they suggest a more positive reaction to tourism on the part of slum dwellers and workers than may have originally been expected. Part 3: Visitor Experiences The third section looks at visitors’ motivations, experiences and expectations.

Tourism in the Bo-Kaap is mainly centred around cultural tourism activities with a strong link to the community’s Muslim heritage. Venske emphasises the need for sociocultural responsiveness and collaboration for responsible tourism development in both ethnic and gay quarters of cities. Part 1: Sociocultural Developments Introduction This section provides an overview of some of the social and cultural issues that are pertinent to ethnic and minority communities, including the way in which they are perceived by others and the way in which they perceive themselves.

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