The life cycle of authenticity: neo-nomadic tourism culture in Kazakhstan

Tiberghien, G. and Xie, P. F. (2018) The life cycle of authenticity: neo-nomadic tourism culture in Kazakhstan. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 16(3), pp. 234-247. (doi: 10.1080/14766825.2016.1258408)

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The paper presents the findings related to the stages of life cycle of authenticity where Kazakhstani nomadic culture in a post-Soviet heritage evolves towards tourist consumption. Using a qualitative case-study research approach, the analysis of data traces stakeholders’ perception of authenticity of various elements of Kazakhstani cultural tourism. The study intertwines inextricably with the processes of authenticity, commodification and cultural change as Kazakhstani traditions have evolved to a neo-nomadic tourism culture where authenticity becomes a currency at play and a point of differentiation from other tourism destinations. The findings offer an original approach to understand the transformation of authenticity at various stages of Kazakhstani tourism development and explore how authenticity is positioned in the influx of tourists and supporting roles from local governments and organisations.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tiberghien, Dr Guillaume
Authors: Tiberghien, G., and Xie, P. F.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1747-765
Published Online:18 November 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor and Francis Group
First Published:First published in Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change 16(3): 234-247
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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