Artists, Tourists, and the State: Cultural Tourism and the Flamenco Industry in Andalusia, Spain

  title={Artists, Tourists, and the State: Cultural Tourism and the Flamenco Industry in Andalusia, Spain},
  author={Yuko Aoyama},
  journal={International Journal of Urban and Regional Research},
  • Y. Aoyama
  • Published 1 March 2009
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
In this article, I seek to demonstrate how research on cultural industries and tourism combined yields insights into the contemporary dynamics of cultural survival in the age of globalization. Tourism is increasingly an important economic force that facilitates cultural mobility and promotes cultural consumption, and in turn contributes to the growth of a regionally embedded cultural industry. I take the example of flamenco music and dance in southern Spain and focus on three agents that help… 

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