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Ashworth, G. J. (Gregory John)

Works: 117 works in 518 publications in 3 languages and 10,384 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by G. J Ashworth
European heritage, planning and management by Peter Howard( )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides students with an advanced level course in the nature and scope of Heritage, its relationship to history and culture and its political, social and economic uses in contemporary society. The first book to have this coverage, it presents a fresh approach, giving unparalled student accessibility on the different aspects of heritage." "While this is a broad view of the field and its management that contains exercises and bibliographies, European Heritage Planning and Management shows itself to be more than a course book as it is no less significant for practitioners both within and outside the European boundary."--Jacket
Senses of place : senses of time by G. J Ashworth( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together case studies from Ireland, the Netherlands, Canada, Germany and Mexico, this book examines the link between senses of place and senses of time. It suggests that not only do place identities change through time, but imagined pasts also provide resources which the present selects and packages for its own contemporary purposes and for forwarding to imagined futures. The reasons behind the creation of place image are also explored, setting them within political and social contexts. It questions how senses of place interact with senses of ethnic/cultural identity, what the roles of government, media, residents and tourists are in creating senses of place, and how and why all these variables change through time."--Jacket
Pluralising pasts : heritage, identity and place in multicultural societies by G. J Ashworth( )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The heritage industry is big business. From museums and the preservation of old buildings to broader questions of community and identity, heritage is now a political issue. This book explores what heritage means and how it is used to encourage people to identify with particular places and "traditions." The authors show how contemporary societies use heritage in the creation and management of collective identities and, most especially, the different ways in which it is involved with the questions of multicultural societies. The resources that are poured into heritage mean that questions of identity are widely discussed at a policy level: what does it mean to be American or British, or a minority in any society? This book shows how heritage is used commercially and politically to shape the ways people represent themselves, and are represented, in diverse and hybrid societies."
The tourist-historic city by G. J Ashworth( Book )

46 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original publication of The Tourist-Historic City in 1990 reflected the growing importance of heritage to cities, and cities to the creation and marketing of heritage products, not least within tourism. In response to the continuing rapid growth of interest in this field, the concepts and models it introduced have subsequently been applied by urban planners and tourism managers in many different contexts throughout the world. This extensively rewritten and restructured account of the tourist-historic city takes into consideration the importance of these applications in reformulating and modifying theoretical concepts, developing practical methods of analysis and policy formulation, as well as extending the geographical scope worldwide. Changes in the last decade include not only the growing importance of heritage and associated heritage industries serving many social, political and economic users, but also the expanding role of cultural products within tourism. In addition, the opening up of central and eastern Europe and the export of heritage ideas from western cities to a wider world have emphasised the tension between a globalisation and a localisation of heritage and its expression in the tourist-historic city. In addition to detailed reworking of conceptual and case material, this book reviews theoretical developments triggered by or otherwise related to the original, extends the arguments into the post-Communist world, and more generally develops them with respect to countries most affected by the 1990s political transformations. The result is a review of the state of urban heritage tourism at the turn of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in the light of the extraordinary developments during the preceding decade, and of its prospects for the years to come
War and the city by G. J Ashworth( )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cities have evolved from small urban systems designed to withstand attack from without. The demands of the modern city have shifted the focus to the dangers of internal violence. War and the City analyses the role of cities in war and the effects of war on cities
Towards effective place brand management : branding European cities and regions by G. J Ashworth( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many facets of place branding, such as identities, image, promotion or sense of place, have been around for a long time. However, the need to analyse their nature in the context of branding and to examine their relationships in detail has grown rapidly in the last decade or so, as places all over the world have put branding activities higher than ever in their agenda. This important new book examines and clarifies key aspects of the recently popularised concept of place branding, expounding many controversies, confusions and discords in the field
Benelux : an economic geography of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg by R. C Riley( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A geography of heritage : power, culture, and economy by B. J Graham( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exploitation of natural landscapes and historical artefacts as tourism products has given rise to debate. This work provides a synthesis of research on the nature, production, consumption and uses of heritage
Marketing tourism places by G. J Ashworth( Book )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tourism is well established as an important part of the new service economy, and the rewards it offers have stimulated intense competition in the tourism industry. Many destinations compete to attract potential tourists, each place having to work hard to distinguish itself from rivals offering similar or alternative attractions. This book explores how destinations invest increasing amounts of time and money into developing and promoting their 'products'. The contributors, from both academic institutes and the tourism industry, provide a multidisciplinary and professional analysis of what can be done to sell tourism places. Using both theoretical and empirical approaches, they give examples from different areas of the industry and evaluate different strategies a destination can adopt for maintaining and increasing its market share. All the contributors emphasize that selling tourism places must be a dynamic activity in which the place products are constantly monitored, so that they can be revitalized, repositioned, or renewed in the market context
Marketing in the tourism industry : the promotion of destination regions( Book )

42 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines how different sections of the tourism industry attempt to reach their markets. A wide range of distinctive forms of holiday are considered, and the influence their characteristics have on how they are marketed is discussed. But the approach is also comparative, and the relative success each area of the industry has in reaching its market is evaluated
The city in west Europe by David Burtenshaw( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selling the city : marketing approaches in public sector urban planning by G. J Ashworth( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The European city : a Western perspective by David Burtenshaw( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking place branding : comprehensive brand development for cities and regions by Mihalis Kavaratzis( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Place Branding has become a widely established but contested practice, there is a dire need to rethink its theoretical foundations and its contribution to development and to re-assert its future. This important new book advances understanding of place branding through its holistic, critical and evidence-based approach. Contributions by world-leading specialists explore a series of crucially significant issues and demonstrate how place branding will contribute more to cultural, economic and social development in the future. The theoretical analysis and illustrative practical examples in combination with the accessible style make the book an indispensable reading for anyone involved in the field
Building a new heritage : tourism, culture, and identity in the new Europe( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the heart of the European debate lies the tension between the idea of European unity and individual state identities and types of nationalism. This volume sets out to provide some insight into this dichotomy by exploring the role of heritage in a new Europe
Dissonant heritage : the management of the past as a resource in conflict by J. E Tunbridge( Book )

12 editions published between 1952 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the current interest in the study of heritage, particularly in the tourist industry. This text attempts to identify and examine the heritage industry, offering a better understanding of the nature of heritage, its uses and economic, social, cultural and political impacts
Tourism and spatial transformations( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The construction of built heritage : a north European perspective on policies, practices, and outcomes by G. J Ashworth( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This title was first published in 2002. Employing a range of case studies from three northern European countries - England, Sweden and The Netherlands - this captivating book explores the process of heritage conservation from theoretical initiation to practical expression. It traces the threads from the origination of conservation ideas by innovative individuals, their adoption by voluntary groups identified with particular conservation aims, to the inclusion of conservation policies in national legislation and international convention. A common cultural heritage underpins the diffusion of ideas across different systems within a similar time-scale. The ideas have been assimilated and adopted to differing degrees, providing the opportunity for questioning both the strength and purpose in heritage conservation, and the influence of the social and political context. This will be a stimulating read for an international audience of conservationists, heritage policy makers, conservation architects, planners and developers, urban design and planning scholars, and European and cultural studies academics."--Provided by publisher
Horror and human tragedy revisited : the management of sites of atrocities for tourism by G. J Ashworth( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreation and tourism by G. J Ashworth( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The tourist-historic city
Senses of place : senses of timePluralising pasts : heritage, identity and place in multicultural societiesThe tourist-historic cityWar and the cityTowards effective place brand management : branding European cities and regionsA geography of heritage : power, culture, and economySelling the city : marketing approaches in public sector urban planningDissonant heritage : the management of the past as a resource in conflict
Alternative Names
Ashworth G.J.

Ashworth, G.J. 1941-

Ashworth, Greg

Ashworth, Greg 1941-

Ashworth Gregory

Ashworth, Gregory 1941-

Ashworth, Gregory. J.

Ashworth, Gregory J. 1941-

Ashworth, Gregory John.

Ashworthas Gregory

Gregory John Ashworth 1941-

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