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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, NY : Berghahn Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Adventure is currently enjoying enormous interest in public culture. The image of Tarzan provides a rewarding lens through which to explore this phenomenon.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tarzan was an eco-tourist--
New York : Berghahn Books, 2006
(DLC) 2006040260
(OCoLC)64592187
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Luis Antonio Vivanco; Robert J Gordon
ISBN: 9781782381952 1782381953
OCLC Number: 879551339
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 320 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction / Robert J. Gordon --
Part I: The adventurous worlds of Simmel and Tarzan. 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 --
Part II: Exhibitionary adventures. 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 --
Part III: High adventures. 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 --
Part IV: Cross-cultural adventures. "Oh shucks, here comes UNTAG!" " Peacekeeping as adventure in Namibia / Robert J. Gordon ; A head for adventure / Steven Rubenstein --
Part V: Bringing adventure home. 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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