Enacting Brittany

Author(s): 
Young, Patrick
ISBN: 
978-0-7546-6926-5
Date published: 
October 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£70.00

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 also be invaluable to historians and social scientists concerned with understanding the dynamics involved in the emergence of mass tourism, its causes and consequences in particular locales in the present as well as in the past.