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Authenticity: Creative Tourism and Large Variation of Community

Journal: Athens Journal of Tourism (Vol.4, No. 2)

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Page : 125-146

Keywords : authenticity; creative class; Creative Tourism;

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This article explores the “creative class” of how to produce communities that have different ways of life, cultural diversity, and tolerant attitudes. Creativity provides activities that, when involved in creative tourism, are not limited to a single actor, such as the tourists themselves, but rather are involved in the creative interplay of producers, consumers, policy makers, and landscapes to develop embedded creativity in tourism experiences. This integration has also led some to identify a specific form of creative tourism, which involves the co-creation of participative, „authentic‟ experiences. These experiences allow people to develop their creative potential and skills through contact with local people and culture. At the same time, they display many small-scale examples of authenticity in the city, thus pointing to community intimacy, original physical structures, and senses of community belonging. This paper discusses the variation within communities and their processes, as they reflect the cultural and creative fields. The analysis contains an important economic factor, as well as many kinds of work, and the mutual creation of new forms of work and lifestyle in a case study of Zhengxing Street of Tainan City, Taiwan.

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