Parodying Heritage Tourism

  • Richard W. HallettEmail author


This chapter provides a critical discourse analysis (CDA) of three parodic travel guide books about countries that do not exist but are readily recognizable. Analysis of the fictitious Jetlag travel guides reveals that their humor is based on widespread stereotypes, irreverence toward the culture of others, and an attitude of placing these peoples and places out of time/modernity. Nonparodic guidebooks are compared to these parodic ones revealing that serious, nonfiction guidebooks have their own heritage tourism discourse.


Parody Heritage tourism Tourism guidebooks Jetlag travel guides Critical discourse analysis Narrative 



Many thanks to Jill Hallett and Judy Kaplan-Weinger for their sage advice concerning this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Northeastern Illinois UniversityChicagoUSA

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