Tourism, Power and Culture: Anthropological Insights (Tourism and Cultural Change)

Tourism, Power and Culture: Anthropological Insights (Tourism and Cultural Change)

By: James G. Carrier (editor), Donald V. L. MacLeod (editor)Paperback

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Tourism as an experience and an industry is infused by culture in its various dimensions, and influenced throughout by relationships of power; this is particularly apparent at the destination site. Anthropological investigations give rich insights into power and culture through ethnographic fieldwork, comparative analysis and theoretical explanation. Within this timely and groundbreaking book case studies come from Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Australia and South East Asia. It is divided into two sections dealing with tourism and the power struggle for resources; and tourism and culture: presentation, promotion and the manipulation of image. Chapters explore issues as diverse as terrorism, ethnicity and World Heritage Sites, and the role of the analysis of power in tourism studies. They illustrate how culture shapes tourism development, is commodified, and becomes a tool in political and economic strategies and struggles.

About Author

Donald Macleod trained in anthropology at Oxford University and is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow where he has run two research centres. He has researched in the Caribbean, the Canary Islands and Scotland, and published widely on tourism impacts, cultural change, globalisation, identity, sustainable tourism development and heritage. His books include Tourism, Globalisation and Cultural Change (2004), Niche Tourism In Question (2003 - editor), Tourists and Tourism (1997 - co-editor). James G. Carrier began studying tourism, environmental conservation and economy in Jamaica and the Caribbean in the middle of the 1990s. He has supervised or co-supervised projects dealing with these topics in Montego Bay, Negril and Port Antonio, all in Jamaica. He is currently Senior Research Associate at Oxford Brookes University, and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Indiana.


1. Tourism, Power and Culture: Insights from Anthropology - Donald Macleod and James G. Carrier Part I Tourism and the Power Struggle for Resources - Donald Macleod 2. Water Sports: A Tug-of War over the River - Veronica Strang 3. Heritage and Tourism: Contested Discourses in Djenne, a World Heritage Site in Mali - Charlotte Joy 4. Power, Culture and the Production of Heritage - Donald Macleod 5. Cultural Perspectives on Tourism and Terrorism - Michael Hitchcock and I Nyoman Darma Putra Part II Tourism and Culture: Presentation, Promotion and the Manipulation of Image - James G. Carrier 6. Tourism in the Political Economy of Indigeneity: The Case of Embera Cultural Presentations in Panama - Dimitrios Theodossopoulos 7. On `Black Culture' and `Black Bodies': State Discourses, Tourism and Public Policies in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil - Elena Calvo-Gonzalez and Luciana Duccini 8. Tourism and the Making of Ethnic Citizenship in Belize - J. Teresa Holmes 9. Tourism and its Others: Tourists, Traders and Fishers in Jamaica - Gunilla Sommer and James G. Carrier Epilogue 10. Power in Tourism: Tourism in Power - C. Michael Hall

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845411244
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781845411244
  • weight: 302
  • ISBN10: 1845411242

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