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Memory and the everyday geopolitics of tourism: Reworking post-imperial relations in Russian tourism to the ‘near abroad’

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posted on 29.06.2022, 15:41 authored by Alena PfoserAlena Pfoser, Guzel Yusupova

This article examines the geopolitical implications of memory production in Russian tourism to post-Soviet cities. Based on fifty qualitative interviews conducted in Tallinn, Kyiv and Almaty in 2019, it reveals how, by remembering the shared Tsarist and Soviet past, tourists rework relations to places that used to be part of their own state. Tourist memories are ambiguous, showing imperial nostalgia for a former homeland as well as recognising the significance of national independence. Bringing together perspectives from memory studies and tourism geopolitics, this article illuminates how memory is implicated in the construction of geopolitical relations and shows the significance of everyday encounters that tend to remain below the radar of researchers.

Funding

Tourism as memory-making: heritage and memory wars in post-Soviet cities

Economic and Social Research Council

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History

School

  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • Communication and Media

Published in

Annals of Tourism Research

Volume

95

Publisher

Elsevier

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Elsevier under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

12/06/2022

Publication date

2022-06-18

Copyright date

2022

ISSN

0160-7383

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Alena Pfoser. Deposit date: 13 June 2022

Article number

103437