Literary tourism as a developing genre : South Africa's potential

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dc.contributor.advisor Harris, Karen Leigh en
dc.contributor.advisor Lenahan, P. en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Smith, Yvonne en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-07T14:45:03Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-28 en
dc.date.available 2013-09-07T14:45:03Z
dc.date.created 2013-04-19 en
dc.date.issued 2013-06-28 en
dc.date.submitted 2012-10-25 en
dc.description Dissertation (MHCS)--University of Pretoria, 2013. en
dc.description.abstract This dissertation investigates the broader genre of literary tourism and the current extent and potential of this tourism mode in the South African context. It shows what an inscribed landscape South Africa has and how rich it is in literary association.The profile and motivations of literary tourists, as well the kinds of tourist attractions encompassed by literary tourism are initially explored. The history and development of this type of tourism is then considered, from its earliest known manifestations, its growth during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and its transposition to Africa and southern Africa. An overview of current literary tourism products in South Africa is conducted in order to determine the extent to which it has been developed in the country. Although not exhaustive, the potential of literary tourism within South Africa is subsequently considered by identifying places and writers that could be targeted for tourism development. This examination is then extended to the post-development or intangible potential literary tourism holds in terms of its educational capabilities, its capacity to catalyze an interest in reading and learning, as well as promote South Africa’s literary heritage. en
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dc.description.department Historical and Heritage Studies en
dc.identifier.citation Smith, Y 2012, Literary tourism as a developing genre : South Africa's potential, MHCS dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://hdl.handle.net/2263/29043 > en
dc.identifier.other C13/4/25/gm en
dc.identifier.upetdurl http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-10252012-112148/ en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/29043
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 2012 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria en
dc.subject Reading en
dc.subject Niche tourism en
dc.subject Culture en
dc.subject Heritage en
dc.subject Literature en
dc.subject Literacy en
dc.subject Literary tourism en
dc.subject South africa en
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.title Literary tourism as a developing genre : South Africa's potential en
dc.type Dissertation en


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