Hillbilly skits to Buford sticks : sustainable heritage tourism in Tennessee /

dc.contributor.author Bailey, Heather en_US
dc.contributor.department History en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-20T15:55:26Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-20T15:55:26Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.description Adviser: Carroll Van West. en_US
dc.description.abstract This research frames the current Tennessee sustainable tourism initiative in the context of the increasingly overlapping fields of public history, folklore, and recreation. These fields often cover similar territory, but do not always engage in dialogue outside their disciplines. By delving into what each field has to offer, who can inform the development of the upcoming field of sustainable heritage tourism. Currently sustainable tourism is dominated by the "green" industry and ecological disciplines, but there is an increasing need for the insight that scholars of public history have to offer. Moving beyond an academic study, public historians need to move towards implementation and become a part of the larger discourse of best practices in tourism. en_US
dc.description.abstract While there is a growing body of literature on the history of tourism and the history of specific heritage tourism projects, cross-disciplinary works that incorporate the fields of public history, folklore, and recreation into a discussion on sustainable tourism currently exist only in the gray literature. Just as this study will help to define sustainable tourism in terms of more than just environmental sustainability, it will provide insight into how a state-wide program can successfully support a diverse range of projects using specific examples from divergent geographic and demographic areas of Tennessee. en_US
dc.description.degree Ph.D. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/3728
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Heritage tourism Tennessee en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tourism Marketing en_US
dc.subject.lcsh History, United States en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainability en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Recreation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Folklore en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Doctoral en_US
dc.title Hillbilly skits to Buford sticks : sustainable heritage tourism in Tennessee / en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
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