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Russell Staiff

Other affiliations: University of Sydney
Bio: Russell Staiff is an academic researcher from University of Western Sydney. The author has contributed to research in topics: Tourism & Cultural heritage. The author has an hindex of 12, co-authored 38 publications receiving 559 citations. Previous affiliations of Russell Staiff include University of Sydney.

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TL;DR: In this article, a dialogue between the worlds of museology and protected areas interpretation is developed, which leads to five critical questions for interpretation praxis: Who are the owners/custodians of the areas? How are they and the areas represented? Who speaks for them? What is spok...
Abstract: This paper notes an increasing cultural diversity in visitation patterns to protected areas/national parks, and goes on to question a series of assumptions that underpin conservation education and approaches to interpretation in protected areas. It is concerned with content rather than interpretational techniques; it questions the central role of Western, science based ecological thinking in interpretation. The paper stems from research in Minnamurra Rainforest Centre in New South Wales, Australia, which was carried out in a context of multi-culturalism in a postcolonial society, where it is widely acknowledged that Indigenous Australian peoples have significant moral and legal claims regarding the custodianship of natural landscapes. A dialogue between the worlds of museology and protected areas interpretation is developed, which leads to five critical questions for interpretation praxis: Who are the owners/custodians of the areas? How are they and the areas represented? Who speaks for them? What is spok...

58 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present the first extensive study of the interpretation employed at Ayutthaya, a study that included a visitor survey that was both a demographic study and an initial investigation into the cross-cultural dimension of interpretation.
Abstract: In 1991, Ayutthaya, the former capital city of Thailand and now an archaeological park, was inscribed on the World Heritage List. Currently, it receives some one million international visitors a year, mainly day-trippers from Bangkok. Despite this, the on-site interpretation put in place in 1992 (largely signage in Thai and English) has never been assessed in terms of the content of the signs and the reactions of visitors. This paper pertains to one part of the first extensive study of the interpretation employed at Ayutthaya, a study that included a visitor survey that was both a demographic study and an initial investigation into the cross-cultural dimension of interpretation at Ayutthaya. The international visitation to this World Heritage Site is overwhelmingly Western and, therefore, a critical issue arises: what do non-Asian, non-Thai and non-Buddhist visitors gain from the experience? If the visitor is not of the same culture being experienced, and if cross-cultural translation itself is a highly c...

55 citations

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26 Jun 2013
TL;DR: In this article, the authors present an immersive and interactive approach to interpret traumatic experiences for tourists in Roman heritage sites and highlight the dangers of heritage tourism as a development strategy, including empty promises, historical amnesia, misrepresentation of voice and Indigeneity.
Abstract: 1. Theoretical Issues 2. Tourism and Heritage - Pluralist Imaginings 3. Heritage Discourse and its Representations 4. Sandals and Togas. The Cinematic Imaginative and the Tourist Experiences of Roman Heritage sites. 5. Empty Promises and Historical Amnesia. The Dangers of Heritage Tourism as a Development Strategy. 6. Complexifying the notion of heritage inscription and the unauthorised interpretation 7. Using immersive and interactive approaches to interpreting traumatic experiences for tourists. potentials and limits 8. Country Matters. the rural historic as an authorised heritage discourse - in England 9. Shanghai Expo. meeting the world, hosting a people 10. Surface Collection... integration of traveller, travel sensibility and discipline. ways of seeing and being in place 11. Cambodian experiences of the manifestation and management dynamics of intangible heritage and tourism at a World Heritage Site 12. Heritage for Sale. the misrepresentation of voice and Indigeneity in Northern Chile 13. Local Heritage Tourism in Cuzco, Peru. Palimpsests of Monumentality and Spatialized Identities in the Land of the Incas 14. Clustering Industrial Heritage Tourists. Motivations for Visiting a Mining Site 15. Indigenous Australian heritage and story telling 16. African natural heritage

31 citations


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01 Jan 1996
TL;DR: In this article, Jacobi describes the production of space poetry in the form of a poetry collection, called Imagine, Space Poetry, Copenhagen, 1996, unpaginated and unedited.
Abstract: ‘The Production of Space’, in: Frans Jacobi, Imagine, Space Poetry, Copenhagen, 1996, unpaginated.

7,238 citations

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TL;DR: Doing qualitative research: a practical handbook, by David Silverman, Los Angeles, Sage, 2010, 456 pp., AU$65.00, ISBN 978-1-84860-033-1, ISBN 1-94960-034-8 as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: Doing qualitative research: a practical handbook, by David Silverman, Los Angeles, Sage, 2010, 456 pp., AU$65.00, ISBN 978-1-84860-033-1, ISBN 978-1-94960-034-8. Available in Australia and New Zeal...

2,295 citations

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1,014 citations

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TL;DR: Chung et al. as discussed by the authors present a history and theory reader of the New Media/Old Media: A History and Theory Reader, focusing on early film history and multi-media.
Abstract: Anderson, Benedict. 1991. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. London: Verso. Briggs, Asa and Peter Burke. 2005. A Social History of the Media from Gutenberg to the Internet. Cambridge: Polity Press. Chun, Wendy Hui Kyong. 2006. \"Introduction: Did Somebody Say New Media?\" In Wendy Hui Kyong Chun and Thomas Kennan eds., New Media/Old Media: A History and Theory Reader. New York: Routledge, pp. 1-11. Deibert, Ronald. 1997. Parchment, Printing and Hypermedia: Communication in World Order Transformation. New York: Columbia University Press. Elsaesser, Thomas. 2006. \"Early Film History and Multi-Media: An Archaeology of Possible Futures?\" In Wendy Hui Kyong Chun and Thomas Kennan eds., New Media/Old Media: A History and Theory Reader. New York: Routledge, pp. 13-26. Jenkins, Henry. 2006. Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. New York: New York University Press. Luhman, Niklas. 2000. The Reality of the Mass Media. Cambridge: Polity Press. Mirzoeff, Nicholas. 2006. \"Network Subjects or, The Ghost is the Message.\" In Wendy Hui Kyong Chun and Thomas Keenan eds., New Media/Old Media: A History and Theory Reader. New York: Routledge, pp. 335-345. Saenger, Paul. 1997. \"Introduction\" to Space Between Words: The Origins of Silent Reading. Stanford: Stanford University Press, pp. 1-17. Thorburn, David and Henry Jenkins eds. 2003. Rethinking Media Change: The Aesthetics of Transition. Boston: MIT Press.

1,004 citations