By Peter Burns
This introductory textual content explains how anthropology is imperative to the learn of tourism dynamics. beginning with an summary of the improvement of anthropology as a social technology, the writer makes use of a wealth of overseas examples, together with the united kingdom, united states and Australia, to deliver sensible relevance to complicated theories. With its lucid writing type, summaries, pattern questions and proposals for additional interpreting, this booklet can be a useful instructing source during this region.
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Key readings There is an alarming array of tourism books that attempt to explain it from various perspectives. ’s Tourism Principles and Practice provides a very straightforward view of the matter as does the fourth edition of Holloway’s The Business of Tourism. For alternative views, Burns and Holden’s Tourism: a New Perspective is recommended. In addition, Polly Pattullo’s Last Resorts tells 34 ANTHROPOLOGY, TOURISM AND TOURISTS the story (in a journalistic style) of tourism in the Caribbean, and Bryan Farrell’s Hawaii: the Legend that Sells does the same for that particular island state.
The metaphor of war is interesting given that Keesing and Keesing’s original work was done at the height of the Cold War. 2. Keesing and Keesing finish their description of this approach to the study of society by stating that social structure ANTHROPOLOGY 17 and the broader environment has a relationship which is indirect, constructed by a variety of ideologies and negotiation, the realisation of which, as they say: enables us to break away from ‘equilibrium models’ and views of social structures as ‘frozen’ that hamper our understanding of change, and it connects the abstract formal structure of ‘the system’ with the dynamics of social process and individual psychology.
Bryan Turner writing on post-modernism, globalism and Islam, has this to say on cultural tourism: Tourist fantasy permits the self to assume diverse social roles in exotic settings; tourism invents and demands empathy to play out short-term fantasy roles. Tourism tends to make cultures into museums, as cultural phenomena which can be viewed as quaint, peculiar and local. Tourism paradoxically is a quest for authentic local cultures, but the tourist industry, by creating the illusion of authenticity, in fact reinforces the experience of social and cultural simulation.
An Introduction to Tourism and Anthropology by Peter Burns