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The Mexican ‘Pueblos Mágicos’. A Qualitative Research Using Ethnological Methodology


The main focus of this study is on the ‘magical villages‘ in Mexico. The magical villages were originally established based on a political project with the aim to increase travel and tourism and revitalise the culture. In the introduction, the author describes the type, function and goals of this project based on the official requirements set by its originators. Firstly, the author explains the aims and methods of the intended research supported with theoretical hypothesis to analyse the project as a whole. Secondly, the author defines the methodology used to describe locations of the researched topic. In conclusion, the author provides own hypothesis and expected outcomes of the research.

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Ethnicity in Space and Everyday Practice: an Outline of a General Framework with Examples from New Mexico

Geographies. Progress in Human Geography Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 486-501. MÁCHA, P. (2006): Los Matachines. Identita a politika v Novém Mexiku na příkladu tance. Český lid Vol. 93, No. 2, pp. 179-198. MÁCHA, P. (2007): Los Comanches de Nuevo México. Hybridita, autenticita a politika identity v Novém Mexiku. Český lid Vol. 94, No. 2, pp. 141-156. MÁCHA, P. (2013): Resistance through Tourism: Identity, Imagery, and Tourism Marketing in New Mexico. Joao Sarmento - Eduardo Brito-Henriques (eds.) Tourism in the Global South: Heritages

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