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Author Young, Patrick, 1967-

Title Enacting Brittany : tourism and culture in provincial France, 1871-1939 / Patrick Young
Published Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 318 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents From romance to patrimony : Breton culture and originality in the nineteenth century tourism, culture and place in a changing Brittany, 1860-1914 -- La Bretagne, au sein de son passé : dilemmas of tourist modernity in the French countryside -- Refashioning Breton costume -- Of pardons, loss and longing : Breton religious processions in an age of tourism and cultural change -- A tasteful patrimony : landscape preservation and tourism in Brittany -- From terre du passé to modern leisure ground? : Brittany in an age of mass tourism -- Epilogue : changing contexts of Bretonnitude, from Vichy to European Union and globalization
Summary Efforts to preserve, display and promote Breton cultural differences in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries marked a significant advance in heritage tourism, and a departure from what is commonly perceived to be a French intolerance of cultural diversity within its borders. This book explores the means by which key actors - middle class associations, businesses, governmental bodies, cultural intermediaries - pursued tourist development in the region and the effect this had on Breton cultural identification. Beyond those interested in the history of French tourism, this study will
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-314) and index
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Subject Bretons -- Ethnic identity.
Heritage tourism -- France -- Brittany -- History.
National characteristics, Breton.
Regionalism -- France -- Brittany.
Tourism -- Social aspects -- France -- Brittany.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012010016
ISBN 0754696561 (electronic bk.)
9780754696568 (electronic bk.)