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Tourism—one of the world's largest industries—has long been appreciated for its economic benefits, but in this volume tourism receives a unique systematic scrutiny as a medium for cultural exchange. Modern developments in technology and industry, together with masterful advertising, have created temporarily leisured people with the desire and the means to travel. They often in turn effect profound cultural change in the places they visit, and the contributors to this work all attend to the impact these "guests" have on their "hosts."

In contrast to the dramatic economic transformations, the social repercussions of tourism are subtle and often recognized only by the indigenous peoples themselves and by the anthropologists who have studied them before and after the introduction of tourism. The case studies in Hosts and Guests examine the five types of tourism—historical, cultural, ethnic, environmental, and recreational—and their impact on diverse societies over a broad geographical range

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. PART I: TOURISM AND LEISURE: A THEORETICAL OVERVIEW
  2. p. 19
  1. 1. Tourism: The Sacred Journey
  2. pp. 21-36
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  1. 2. Tourism as a Form of Imperialism
  2. pp. 37-52
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  1. PART II: NASCENT TOURISM IN NON-WESTERN SOCIETIES
  2. p. 53
  1. 3. Eskimo Tourism: Micro-Models and Marginal Men
  2. pp. 55-82
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  1. 4. Gender Roles in Indigenous Tourism: Kuna Mola, Kuna Yala, and Cultural Survival
  2. pp. 83-104
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  1. 5. Tourism in Tonga Revisited: Continued Troubled Times?
  2. pp. 105-117
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  1. 6. Towards a Theoretical Analysis of Tourism: Economic Dualism and Cultural Involution in Bali
  2. pp. 119-138
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  1. 7. Tourism in Toraja (Sulawesi, Indonesia)
  2. pp. 139-168
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  1. PART III: TOURISM IN EUROPEAN RESORTS
  2. p. 169
  1. 8. Culture by the Pound: An Anthropological Perspective on Tourism as Cultural Commoditization
  2. pp. 171-185
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  1. 9. Changing Perceptions of Tourism and Tourists in a Catalan Resort Town
  2. pp. 187-199
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  1. PART IV: TOURISM IN COMPLEX SOCIETIES
  2. pp. 201-202
  1. 10. Tourism and Development in Three North Carolina Coastal Towns
  2. pp. 203-222
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  1. 11. The Impact of Tourism on the Arts and Crafts of the Indians of the Southwestern United States
  2. pp. 223-235
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  1. 12. Creating Antiques for Fun and Profit: Encounters Between Iranian Jewish Merchants and Touring Coreligionists
  2. pp. 237-245
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  1. 13. The Polynesian Cultural Center: A Multi-Ethnic Model of Seven Pacific Cultures
  2. pp. 247-262
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  1. PART V: TOWARDS A THEORY OF TOURISM
  2. p. 263
  1. 14. Touristic Studies in Anthropological Perspective
  2. pp. 265-279
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  1. Reference List and Bibliography
  2. pp. 281-330
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 331-341
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780812208016
Related ISBN
9780812212808
MARC Record
OCLC
44956033
Pages
352
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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