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Tarzan was an eco-tourist--- : and other tales in the anthropology of adventure

Author: Luis Antonio Vivanco; Robert J Gordon
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tarzan is still an icon of adventure, because like all adventurers, his actions have universal qualities: doing something previously untried, revealing the previously undiscovered, and experiencing  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luis Antonio Vivanco; Robert J Gordon
ISBN: 1845451104 9781845451103 1845451112 9781845451110
OCLC Number: 443405239
Description: XIV, 320 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm
Contents: Simmel and Frazer : the adventure and the adventurer / Aram A. Yengoyan --
Adventure in the Zeitgeist, adventures in reality : Simmel, Tarzan, and beyond / Daniel Bradburd --
Tarzan and the lost races : anthropology and early science fiction / Alan Barnard --
Avant-garde or savant-garde : the eco-tourist as Tarzan / A. David Napier --
They sold adventure : Martin and Osa Johnson in the New Hebrides / Lamont Lindstrom --
Jacaré : Cold War warrior from the jungles of the Amazon / Neil L. Whitehead --
The work of environmentalism in an age of televisual adventures / Luis A. Vivanco --
Five miles out : communion and commodification among the mountaineers / David L.R. Houston --
Crampons and cook pots : the democratization and feminizations of adventure on Aconcagua / Joy Logan --
The toughest job you'll ever love : the Peace Corps as adventure / Michael J. Sheridan and Jason J. Price --
Doing Africa : travelers, adventurers, and American conquest of Africa / Kathryn Mathers and Laura Hubbard --
"Oh shucks, here comes UNTAG!" " Peacekeeping as adventure in Namibia / Robert J. Gordon --
A head for adventure / Steven Rubenstein --
Riding herd on the new world order : spectacular adventuring and U.S. imperialism / Keally McBride --
Adventure and regulation in contemporary anthropological fieldwork / David Stoll.
Responsibility: edited by Luis A. Vivanco and Robert J. Gordon.

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"The editors and the authors of the essays in this book have made a clear attempt to unravel the complexity of adventure, including a re-affirmation of the importance of Simmel's seminal essays on Read more...

 
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