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Digital social construction of a tourist site: Ground Zero


Ooi, CS and Munar, AM, Digital social construction of a tourist site: Ground Zero, Tourism Social Media: Transformations in Identity, Community and Culture, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, AM Munar, S Gyimothy and L Cai (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 159-175. ISBN 978-1781902134 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1108/S1571-5043(2013)0000018011


Reviews of Ground Zero, New York on TripAdvisor show a diversity of interpretations. Amidst the cacophony of voices, there is communication and a semblance of community. This sense of community-despite the lack of strong coherent and consistent views, a plethora of diverse topics, and heterogeneous perspectives-is brought together and built on chronotopic (time-space) structures. Drawing inspiration from Bakhtin's chronotopes, this chapter shows how spatial and temporal structures are negotiated. The negotiation processes demonstrate that tourists now have a global platform to communicate and are able to stake claims of legitimacy to interpreting foreign heritage. Thus tourists are layering new meanings on historical sites and are contributing to the rewriting of local histories, all as part of glocalization. © 2013 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Tourism marketing
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism services
Objective Field:Tourism services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Ooi, CS (Professor Can Seng Ooi)
ID Code:117671
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-06-23
Last Modified:2017-11-24

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