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Cultural Roads and Itineraries

Concepts and Cases

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  • Provides a new conceptual framework for understanding cultural roads and itineraries

  • Offers first synthetic review of the literature

  • Will appeal to scholars and students in planning, geography, tourism, sociology, and heritage studies

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Cultural Roads in Research, Practice, and Creativity

  2. Fundamental Cultural Roads and Cultural Memory

  3. Public Policies and Cultural Itineraries


About this book

This book provides the first synthetic review of the literature on cultural roads and itineraries, providing a template for developing typologies and clarity on existing research. It additionally develops a unique conceptual framework for understanding the social, political, ethical, and spatial dynamics behind cultural roads and itineraries. The book takes the discussion on cultural roads in two different directions. Firstly, by taking a step back from tourism studies, leisure studies, and heritage studies in order to further the conversation on cultural roads with a broader set of disciplines, namely those in the humanities and social sciences. Secondly, through a series of broader theoretical reflections and considerations, the book draws its focus back to the development of the cultural road and cultural itineraries with a new conceptual apparatus that can inspire new questions for research and new ideas for practice. Throughout the text, concepts, theories, principles, and practices are explored and explained through detailed case study analyses.

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

    Jonathan Paquette

  • University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

    Aurélie Lacassagne

  • IDETCOM, Toulouse 1 Capitole University, Toulouse, France

    Christophe Alcantara

About the editors

Jonathan Paquette is professor at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. He is also chairholder of the Research Chair on Heritage Policy in the Francophone World.


Aurélie Lacassagne is associate professor at University of Ottawa.


Christophe Alcantara is professor at the University of Toulouse I Capitole.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Cultural Roads and Itineraries

  • Book Subtitle: Concepts and Cases

  • Editors: Jonathan Paquette, Aurélie Lacassagne, Christophe Alcantara

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-3532-8Published: 12 November 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-16-3535-9Published: 13 November 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-3533-5Published: 11 November 2021

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 272

  • Number of Illustrations: 8 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Human Geography, Cultural Geography, Cultural Heritage, Archaeology

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