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Romancing the wild : cultural dimensions of ecotourism

Author: Robert Fletcher
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2014.
Series: New ecologies for the twenty-first century.
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"The worldwide development of ecotourism--including adventures such as mountain climbing and whitewater rafting, as well as more pedestrian pursuits such as birdwatching--has been extensively studied, but until now little attention has been paid to why vacationers choose to take part in what are often physically and emotionally strenuous endeavors. Drawing on ethnographic research and his own experiences working as  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Fletcher
ISBN: 9780822355830 0822355833 9780822356004 0822356007
OCLC Number: 853313578
Description: x, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The ecotourism experience --
Becoming an ecotourist --
Playing on the edge --
Affluence and its discontents --
Call of the wild --
Ecotourism at large --
The ecotourist gaze --
The teachings of Don Quixote.
Series Title: New ecologies for the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Robert Fletcher.

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An anthropologist and former rafting guide considers why ecotourists-almost all of whom are white, upper-middle-class Westerners-choose to engage in physically and emotionally strenuous activities  Read more...

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"In Romancing the Wild, Robert Fletcher examines the cultural processes embedded in, and brought to light by, ecotourism practices. Through vivid ethnography and careful conceptual framing, he shows Read more...

 
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