publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Authentication: Hot and Cool

Cohen, Erik; Cohen, Scott A.;
Open Access
  • Published: 04 May 2012 Journal: Annals of Tourism Research, volume 39, pages 1,295-1,314 (issn: 0160-7383, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Seeking to shift the discussion of the concept of authenticity in tourism scholarship from the dominant concern with tourist experiences to the more sociological problem of the processes of authentication of tourist attractions, we conceptualize two analytically distinct, but practically often intersecting, modes of authentication of attractions, ''cool'' and ''hot''. Through a range of examples, we demonstrate the implications of the two modes for the dynamics of the constitution of tourist attractions, examine their interaction, and illus- trate how ''cool'' and ''hot'' authentication can be conducive to different types of personal experiences of authenticity....
Subjects
free text keywords: Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management, Development, Politics, Tourism, Authentication, Constitution, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Performativity, Marketing, Personal experience, Scholarship, Sociology, Media studies
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Authentication: Hot and Cool

Cohen, Erik; Cohen, Scott A.;