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An Introduction to Tourism and Anthropology - Peter Burns

An Introduction to Tourism and Anthropology

Paperback Published: 22nd April 1999
ISBN: 9780415186278
Number Of Pages: 202

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"Introduction to Tourism and Anthropology"sheds new light on the fast-growing field of tourism studies. In this one-of-a-kind book, Peter Burns explains how anthropology is the window through which tourism dynamics may be poperly analyzed and evaluated. This title is a useful guide for the student with no prior knowledge of anthropology and its impacts on the tourism industry.

List of figuresp. vii
List of tablesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Anthropology, tourism and touristsp. 1
Anthropologyp. 3
Tourismp. 23
Touristsp. 39
Culturep. 53
Anthropology of tourism, globalisation and developmentp. 67
The anthropology of tourismp. 69
Issues in the anthropology of tourismp. 91
Tourism as religion and ritual: is tourism a modern form of religion or pilgrimage?p. 95
Tourism as social change: does tourism damage culture?p. 99
Tourism as symbolism and mythology: can tourism offer 'paradise on earth'?p. 108
Globalisation, tourism and hospitalityp. 121
Charting development thinkingp. 135
Special annex to Chapter 8: theoretical perspectives on developmentp. 151
Notesp. 161
Bibliographyp. 173
Indexp. 183
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ISBN: 9780415186278
ISBN-10: 0415186277
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 202
Published: 22nd April 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.87  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1