Tourism, Religion and Pilgrimage in Jerusalem

Tourism, Religion and Pilgrimage in Jerusalem

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Jerusalem is a city with a singular nature. Home to three religions, it contains spiritual meaning for people the world over; it is at once a tourist destination and a location with a complex political reality. Tourism, therefore, is an integral part of Jerusalema€™s development and its political conflicts. The book traces tourism and pilgrimage to Jerusalem from the late Ottoman era, through the British Mandate, during the period of the divided city, and to the reunification of the city under Israeli rule. Throughout, the citya€™s evolution is shown to be intertwined with its tourist industry, as tourist sites, accommodations, infrastructure, and services transform the citya€™s structures and open spaces. At the same time, tourism is wielded by various parties in an effort to gain political recognition, to bolster territorial control, or to garner support. The citya€™s future and the role tourism can play in it are examined. While the construction of a a€œsecurity fencea€ will have many implications on Jerusalema€™s tourist industry, steps are proposed to minimize the effects of the security fence and optimize tourism. Written by leading academics, this title will be valuable reading for students, academics, and researchers in the fields of tourism, religious studies, geography, history, cultural studies, and anthropology.And, while some tour guides have private agendas, more often than not the ideological message underlying their exposition reflects ... This is precisely what happened in the case of Jewish tour guides in Mandatory Palestine. ... Figure 3.4 Part of Steimatzkya#39;s Jerusalem pictorial map 1941 (Steimatzkya#39;s Middle East agency, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Beirut, Damascus, Bagdad, Cairo, Alexandria , 1942.).

Title:Tourism, Religion and Pilgrimage in Jerusalem
Author:Kobi Cohen-Hattab, Noam Shoval
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-08-07


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