The Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society on Tuesday will host a presentation on the complications of heritage tourism tourism and heritage in the South.
Dr. Jodi Skipper, an assistant professor of anthropology and southern studies at the University of Mississippi, will present “Selling the South: The Complication of Tourism and Heritage” October 1 at 6:30 p.m. The presentation will be held in the conference room of the University of Arkansas at Monticello Forest Resources Building.
Applying her experience in the Deep South as a case study, Skipper will explore how and why conflicts arise in the development and practice of heritage tourism in the U.S. South.
She will discuss how historic preservationists and other cultural resource managers reconstruct, establish, and brand Southern identities through heritage sites and, more specifically, focus on some cultural representations of the South and the impacts of these representations on the experiences of locals and tourists.
The event is open to the public. For more information, call UAM station assistant, Jessica Howe at 870-460-1090 or e-mail her at [email protected]