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***Sorry for cross-posting *** Please circulate this new bookannouncement. If anybody is interested in
purchasing the book, contact the author because he can offer
a really great
limited-timediscount offer. Envisioning
Eden: MobilizingImaginaries in Tourism and Beyond Noel B. Salazar Berghahn Books, November 2010 http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title.php?rowtag=SalazarEnvisioning (Vol. 31, New
Directions in Anthropology) As tourism service standards become more
homogeneous, travel destinations worldwide are conforming yet
still trying to maintain, or even increase, their
distinctiveness. Based on more than two years of fieldwork in
Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Arusha, Tanzania, this book offers
an in-depth investigation of the local-to-global dynamics of
contemporary tourism. Each destination offers examples that
illustrate how tour guide narratives and practices are
informed by widely circulating imaginaries of the past as well
as personal imaginings of the future. Table of Contents Foreword: Circulating Culture (by Prof.Em.Edward M. Bruner) Preface Chapter 1.
Preparing a Roadmap Chapter 2.
Two Destinations, One Destiny Chapter 3.
‘Seducation’ Chapter 4.
Imaging and Imagining Other Worlds Chapter 5.
Guiding Roles and Rules Chapter 6.
Fantasy Meets Reality Chapter 7.
Coming Home "Noel Salazar's contribution to
understanding globalization and localization processes is
informed and persuasive, using tourism-the phenomenon which
has turned our world into a global village-to illuminate,
par excellence, the resulting intersects, overlaps, and
especially clashes now dominating our shared history." Jafar Jafari, Founding Editor, Annals of Tourism Research "I am very impressed with this
book. It is the best ethnography of tour guide training and
performance to date. Indeed its probing analyses and its
many comments make a great contribution to our understanding
of contemporary international and intercultural tourism. It
is very well written and superbly referenced." Nelson Graburn, Professor Emeritus, University of California,
Berkeley "This is a lively and enjoyable
book based on rigorous research which highlights the power
and persuasiveness of international tourism while, at the
same time, critically, it reminds us that tourism is
ultimately about people and their stories." Mike Robinson, Director, Centre for Tourism and Cultural
Change "This book is the reference for
tourism imaginaries academia was waiting for. Based on
excellent ethnographic work that disentangles 'glocal'
issues, it demonstrates that globalization divides the
planet as much as bringing it together. Tourism and the
encounters it generates are pertinently analyzed as central
pieces of the new anthropology of glocalization." Maria Gravari-Barbas, Director IREST, UNESCO Chair:
Culture-Tourism-Development "...a clear, well-organized
interesting piece of original research on two exceptionally
interesting and productively comparable destinations. It is
well placed within the tourism studies literature." Sally Ann Ness, Professor, University of California, Riverside Noel B. Salazar received his PhD from the University of
Pennsylvania and is a Fellow of the Research Foundation –
Flanders (FWO) at the University of Leuven, Belgium. His
research interests include anthropologies of (im)mobility and
travel, the local–global nexus, discourses and imaginaries of
Otherness, culture contacts, heritage, and cosmopolitanism. Noel B. Salazar Cultural Mobilities Research (CuMoRe) Faculty of Social Sciences University of Leuven Parkstraat 45, bus 3615 BE-3000 Leuven, Belgium noel.salazar@...
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