This is Greece: Visualizing Greekness

Moschovi, Alexandra (2015) This is Greece: Visualizing Greekness. In: TOURISM LANDSCAPES Remaking Greece (2nd Edition). Domes, Athens. ISBN 9789608963351

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Greek history and the Greek landscape jointly made up the myth of cotemporary Greece. The country's classical past and its historic and cultural continuity through the unaltered landscape defined the identity of the modern Greek state. These same elements –history and landscape– provided the foundation for Greece's entry to a new sector of economic activity that began during the country's post-War modernization period: tourism, a global industry in which Greece was to play an important role at a global scale. Tourism is by definition an extrovert activity that presupposes regular contact with the "other", being in touch with the new and adapting to it as well as a continuous (re)configuration of identity. In architectural terms, a constant remaking of the built landscape.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Photography > Documentary Photography
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Art and Design
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Depositing User: Ashleigh Little
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2014 13:51
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2020 12:26
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