The 'embodiments' of Stalin in the tourism landscape of Moscow
by Magdalena Banaszkiewicz
International Journal of Tourism Anthropology (IJTA), Vol. 5, No. 3/4, 2016

Abstract: The purpose of the article is to present the problem of creating the image of Joseph Stalin by Moscow's tourism industry. On the basis of material collected through participant observation and semi-structured interviews, the paper presents different 'embodiments' of Stalin, which can be found in the strict centre of the Russian capital city. The analysis conducted from the anthropological perspective aims to shed light on the process of commodification of dissonant heritage. Moreover, it invites to the further discussion on the relationship between memory, dissonant heritage and tourism development in the eastern Europe.

Online publication date: Fri, 20-Jan-2017

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