La visibilidad del legado patrimonial Afro-argentino en la actividad turística de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
The “initial myth” of our Republic, which began at the end of the 19th century and was based on the European notion of “melting pot” by State Hegemony (Golay, 2013), has been one of the whitening mechanisms. Through practices of exclusion and denial, the systematic invisibility of Argentine Afro-des...
Instituto de Investigaciones en Turismo e Identidad. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras – Universidad Nacional de Cuyo
|Summary:||The “initial myth” of our Republic, which began at the end of the 19th century and was based on the European notion of “melting pot” by State Hegemony (Golay, 2013), has been one of the whitening mechanisms. Through practices of exclusion and denial, the systematic invisibility of Argentine Afro-descendants was achieved (Tamagno and Maffía, 2011).
However, in the last two decades a thorough revision has been initiated regarding the permanence of this group (Candioti, 2017; 2021) especially) especially in relation to the strongly established notion that “there are no black people in Argentina”. From this perspective, the objective of this work is to investigate how tourist activity contributes to the enhancement and positive activation of heritage (Arévalo, 2010) and the recognition of Afro-Argentine tourist attractions; analyzing how this practice has favored the revision of this ethnic minority in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.
The approach takes a theoretical focus as a result of the problematization of the topics outlined above. By analyzing the literature and the data from the diaspora, the aim of of this work is to check the growing recognition and adoption of the Afro-Argentine tourist resources in the city.|