Planning the Past: Heritage Tourism and Post-Colonial Politics at Port Royal


Anita M. Waters

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 136 pages

File size: 1.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Planning the Past studies the way a post-colonial society reconstructs its national history and grapples with its colonial past, specifically in Port Royal, a Jamaican village with a dramatic history of pirates, naval admirals, and earthquakes. The plans for Port Royal’s heritage tourism development represent a chronological record of historical revisionism, and the fact that none of the plans has been realized reflects post-colonial social processes and national ambivalence about piratical and naval history.