It is hard to imagine tourism without the creative use of seductive, as well as restrictive, imaginaries about peoples and places. These socially shared assemblages are collaboratively produced and consumed by a diverse range of actors around the globe. As a nexus of social practices through which individuals and groups establish places and peoples as credible objects of tourism, "tourism imaginaries" have yet to be fully explored. Presenting innovative conceptual approaches, this volume advances ethnographic research methods and critical scholarship regarding tourism and the imaginaries that drive it. The various authors contribute methodologically as well as conceptually to anthropology's grasp of the images, forces, and encounters of the contemporary world.
About the Author
Nelson H. H. Graburn is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is editor of Ethnic and Tourist Arts (1976), Anthropology of Tourism (1983), Tourism Social Sciences (1991), Anthropology in the Age of Tourism (2009), Tourism and Globalization (2010) and Tourism Imaginaries at the Disciplinary Crossroads (2016), as well as many other monographs and papers. He is a founding member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, and the Tourism Studies Working Group (www.tourismstudies.org).
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