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Tourism and the power of otherness : seductions of difference

Author: David Picard
Publisher: Buffalo, NY : Channel View Publications, [2014]
Series: Tourism and cultural change.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the paradoxes of Self-Other relations in the field of tourism. It particularly focuses on the 'power' of different forms of 'Otherness' to seduce and to disrupt, and, eventually, also to renew the social and cosmological orders of 'modern' culture and everyday life. Drawing on a series of ethnographic case studies, the contributors investigate the production, socialisation and symbolic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tourism and the power of otherness.
(DLC) 2013032181
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Picard
ISBN: 1845414179 9781845414177 1845414187 9781845414184
OCLC Number: 873005511
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Figures; Contributors; 1Introduction: Through Other Worlds; Part 1Travels into a Past Golden Age; 2Through Other Times: The Politics of Heritage and the Past in the Catalan Pyrenees; 3Calling Upon the Lost Empire: The Evocative Power of Miniatures in a Portuguese Nationalist Theme Park; 4Tourism and Post-socialist Heterotopias: Eastern Europe as an Imagined Rural Past; Part 2 Tourism and Others in Dialogue; 5Frozen Vodka and White Skin in Tourist Goa; 6Seducation: Learning the Trade of Tourist Enticement. 7Bargaining under Thatch Roofs: Tourism and the Allure of Poverty in Highland BoliviaPart 3 Travel, Other and Self-Revelation; 8Mediterranean Fields of Love: Embodied Encounters between Male Tourism Workers and Female Tourists in a Coastal Town in Turkey; 9Wild Inside: Uncanny Encounters in European Traveller Fantasies of Africa; 10Journeys to the Inner Self: Neo-Shamanism and the Search for Authenticity in Contemporary New Age Travel Practice; Index.
Series Title: Tourism and cultural change.
Responsibility: edited by David Picard and Michael A. Di Giovine.

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