MALS (Master of Arts in Liberal Studies)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Tom Lee, Ron Roach, Jill LeRoy-Frazier
This thesis examines the formation of spatial theory and the linkage between space and place and their relationship with historic preservation and heritage tourism. First, this thesis analyzes the terms space and place, and how scholars define each term. Second, this thesis focuses on the concept of placelessness. Third, this thesis examines historic preservation as a strategy to help alleviate placelessness and as a crucial link to heritage tourism. This thesis also will use regional examples of preservation and tourism as exemplified by the preservation efforts of private organizations, citizens, and government officials in Jonesborough,Johnson City, and Washington County,Tennessee. This thesis provides some ideas for the creation of a possible heritage tourism program within Washington County,Tennessee.
Thesis - Open Access
Bailey, Chad F., "Heritage Tourism in Washington County, Tennessee: Linking Place, Placelessness, and Preservation" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3136. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/3136
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