Minority Regional Tourism Development and the Refactoring of Minority Culture


This paper discusses the refactoring of minority culture in the period of social transformation in China, and the tourism development boom in the minority area. First of all, based on the field survey of the town called W, we find that the social life and cultural structure of W town are changing with the prosperity of the tourism economy. There are three main performances: 1) the fragmentation of Bai culture, 2) the tourism symbolization of Bai culture, and 3) the opening of the Bai culture space. In the end, the essence of cultural refactoring is analyzed from the perspective of theory.

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Li, X. (2015) Minority Regional Tourism Development and the Refactoring of Minority Culture. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 195-199. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.39027.

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