Tourism and Culture

Tourism and Culture : An Applied Perspective

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Tourism and Culture provides detailed case studies that explore the complexity of modern tourism relationships. The book challenges the often assumed primacy of the relationships between "hosts" and their "guests, " arguing that virtually all forms of tourism are mediated by parties who stand outside of such immediate relationships. Individual contributions to the book describe tourism developments in specific locales, offering a variety of perspectives on both positive and negative human consequences of the industry. Another unique feature of the book is its focus on applied anthropology, with many of the contributors describing their direct involvement in the critical assessment or development of tourism activities in different parts of the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 151.38 x 230.12 x 13.97mm | 327g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791434281
  • 9780791434284
  • 1,895,601

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"This book is an interesting and exciting collection that promises to significantly advance the tourism research field. Chambers has provided us with a collection of essays that focus on social adaptation and response to tourism. Thoughtful, critical essays on the meaning of the tourism experience from the native's point of view are rare and Chambers has, through his selection of pieces, suggested the incredible complexity of the tourism experience." -- Barbara Rose Johnston, Center for Political Ecology, Santa Cruz
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About Erve J. Chambers

Erve Chambers is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maryland. His previous books include Applied Anthropology: A Practical Guide and (coedited with Setha M. Low) Housing, Culture, and Design: A Comparative Perspective.
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