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Tourism and prosperity in Miao land : power and inequality in rural ethnic China

Author: Xianghong Feng
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2017.
Series: Anthropology of tourism : heritage, mobility, and society
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, Xianghong Feng focuses on the intersection of tourism, power, and inequality in the southern interior of China. In this region, capital-intensive and elite-directed tourism has disrupted the social and cultural patterns of the ethnic Miao and other local residents.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Feng, Xianghong, author.
Tourism and prosperity in Miao land
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017007451
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Xianghong Feng
ISBN: 9781498509961 1498509967
OCLC Number: 985447677
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction : into the field --
The place : the mountain, the river, and the people --
"Scaling-up" : McDonaldizing village tours --
Spatial transformations : constructing tourism sites --
From tourism marketplace to village homes : gendered work among the local Miao --
Prosperity for whom? : tourism and the poverty of resources --
Before and after the merger : everyday resistance in village life --
Competition and (in)equality : the rise and fall of village family restaurants --
Conclusion "small" as a solution.
Series Title: Anthropology of tourism : heritage, mobility, and society
Responsibility: Xianghong Feng.

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