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Tourism, magic, and modernity : cultivating the human garden

Author: David Picard
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2011.
Series: New directions in anthropology, v. 32.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing from extended fieldwork in La Réunion, in the Indian Ocean, the author suggests an innovative re-reading of different concepts of magic that emerge in the global cultural economics of tourism. Following the making and unmaking of the tropical island tourism destination of La Réunion, he demonstrates how destinations are transformed into magical pleasure gardens in which human life is cultivated for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Picard, David.
Tourism, magic and modernity.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2011
(DLC) 2010048095
(OCoLC)691927656
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Picard
ISBN: 9780857452023 0857452029
OCLC Number: 769188695
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 189 pages).
Contents: Introduction: penguins in the Paris underground --
Tourism and magic --
Creole beautiful --
Cultivating society as a human garden --
Hospitality and love --
Bougainvilleas at the riverside --
Poachers in the coral garden --
History as an aesthetics of everyday life --
Towards a global gardening state.
Series Title: New directions in anthropology, v. 32.
Responsibility: David Picard.

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Tropical islands are magical, volcanoes are magical and coral reefs are magical. Classical ruins, old town centres, modern artworks, and contemporary architecture are magical as well. Even local  Read more...

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- a very competently crafted book - the author should be congratulated - [a] wonderfully fluent, evocative writing style.A" * Jan Harwell, Oxford Brookes University

 
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