Cultural heritage authenticity: A producer view

Farrelly, Francis, Kock, Florian, and Josiassen, Alexander (2019) Cultural heritage authenticity: A producer view. Annals of Tourism Research, 79. 102770.

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The role of the producer (i.e., heritage manager) in shaping the meaning of authenticity is conceptually underdeveloped. We adopt the position that tourists' perceptions of cultural heritage authenticity are greatly influenced by the core attributes of the cultural heritage object and how it is produced. Building on existing research and our analysis, we contend that the Cultural Heritage Object contains three core and overlapping attributes: physical form (Form), links to what is culturally and historically significant (Links), and vitality to actively transmit meaning (Vitality). Using this tripartite conceptualization, we approach Heritage Production Authenticity in terms of the object's Indexical and Iconic cues. In doing so we provide a powerful basis to develop our understanding of heritage production authenticity.

Item ID: 73579
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-7722
Copyright Information: © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2022 01:48
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350806 Tourist behaviour and visitor experience @ 100%
SEO Codes: 11 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 1104 Tourism services > 110402 Socio-cultural issues in tourism @ 100%
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