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Tourist guides – interpretation and construction of heritage


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Razum, Filip. (2018). Tourist guides – interpretation and construction of heritage. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Department of Information Science. [mentor Kelemen, Petra and Babić, Darko].

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This thesis presents the results of the research which through the approaches of cultural anthropology and heritage studies provides an analysis of the occupation of the tourist guide as an interpreter and creator of the heritage. The research was conducted on the example of tourist guides of the city of Zagreb, using participatory observation, semi-structured interviews and autoethnography, focusing on operational terms of interpretation and heritage construction. Through the process of guided city tour, guides have the opportunity to influence the image of the cultural heritage they present, but also noteworthy guides differ in their backgrounds, education, life experience, worldview and many other features. The thesis develops from the fact that these differences manifest trough city sightings, which would mean that the presented heritage images differ from guide to guide, who become the creators of a unique image of heritage. Consequently, through the presentation of specific practices and tools used in the city sightseeing, the thesis presents the differences between those images of the cultural heritage and the locates the guide between the roles of the interpreter and the creator of heritage.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: tourist guides, heritage, interpretation, construction, Zagreb
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Information sciences > Museology and heritage management
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Department of Information Science
Supervisor: Kelemen, Petra and Babić, Darko
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2019 13:40
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 13:40

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