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La mise en tourisme des patrimoines chrétiens dans la destination Cappadoce : tensions identitaires et conflits territoriaux

Abstract : Cappadocia is a paradoxical tourism destination in Turkey because it is eminently Christian. From a region that first fascinated the great European travelers of the 18th and 19th century and then the scientific community, this study aims to analyze the construction of a destination based on Byzantine Christian heritage even though the place of Christian communities is obscured from national narratives or erected into dangerous otherness. However, this "heritage feat" comes at the expense of another Christian heritage, more recent this time, that of the Ottoman Christians of the 18th and 20th centuries. The study will show the different strategies and dynamics of invisibilization that operate on the Ottoman Christian heritage in a destination organized exclusively around the theme of fairy chimneys and Byzantine rock-cut churches. By demonstrating how the tourism development of territories was built on two population movements, this study attempts to follow the spatial recompositions generated by governmental decisions and to highlight the various territorial and identity conflicts generated and which continue to be negotiated within the destination.
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Idil Ucbasaran. La mise en tourisme des patrimoines chrétiens dans la destination Cappadoce : tensions identitaires et conflits territoriaux. Géographie. 2020. ⟨dumas-02964073⟩

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