‘Ethnic Quarters’

Exotic Islands or Trans-National Hotbeds of Innovation?

Authored by: Stephen Shaw

The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Tourism

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415523516
eBook ISBN: 9780203120958
Adobe ISBN: 9781136324789


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Many commercial thoroughfares in areas known as Chinatown, Arab quarter, Punjabi market and so on, welcome cultural tourists. Marketed as ‘ethnic quarters’ (EQs), they often feature in the promotion of cities in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim that are gateways to immigration. However, opinion is divided concerning the direction this is taking in the early twenty-first century. Figure 43.1 Montréal’s historic Chinatown welcomes cultural tourists Source: (Photo by author).

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