Crafting a place-based souvenir for sustaining cultural heritage


Duan, Zi Yan and Tan, Siow Kian and Choon, Shay Wei and Zhang, Meng Yao (2023) Crafting a place-based souvenir for sustaining cultural heritage. Heliyon, 9 (5). e15761. ISSN 2405-8440

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This study aims to investigate the souvenir-person-place bonding for sustaining cultural heritage. Previous studies acknowledge souvenirs could represent a place; however, how people perceive souvenirs as representative of the place still needs to be studied. This study comprehends the traditional craft by identifying the dimensions of place-based craft souvenirs and exploring the connections between souvenirs, craft, and place. A qualitative approach was employed. In-depth interviews, participant and non-participant observations were conducted in Jinan, China, a longhistory city with many traditional crafts. Thirty documents were imported into ATLAS.ti software for analysis. The ‘place-based craft souvenir’, ‘evaluation of souvenir’, ‘place meaning’, and ‘satisfaction’ emerged as the four main themes of ‘souvenir-person-place bonding’. These ‘souvenir-people-place’ bonding motivate individuals’ understanding of traditional craft and place, contributing to the sustainability of the traditional craft.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural heritage Traditional craft Place-based craft souvenir Perceived value Place meaning Satisfaction
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography > G1-922 Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1176-1281 Social influence. Social pressure
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2023 00:48
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2023 00:48


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