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By Peter Burns

ISBN-10: 0415186269

ISBN-13: 9780415186261

This introductory textual content explains how anthropology is imperative to the research of tourism dynamics. beginning with an summary of the improvement of anthropology as a social technology, the writer makes use of a wealth of foreign examples, together with the united kingdom, united states and Australia, to convey sensible relevance to advanced theories. With its lucid writing sort, summaries, pattern questions and proposals for extra analyzing, this booklet can be a useful instructing source during this region.

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E. holidaymaking) might be thought of as a system for managing pleasure, it is infinitely more complex than this. Tourism has a history of submission and extraction,‘willing’ destinations ‘submitting’ to local élites and multinational corporations, so the debate about tourism and its management must be informed by topics that include: • the consequences of tourism affecting how heritage and history is told at a particular location; • the relationships between tourism marketing (especially representation of ethnic6 cultures by the state), self-identity and an increasingly homogenised ‘smaller’ world; • (following on from this) the paradox of tourism’s potential to provide the motivation and resources to defend ethnic or group identity ranged against the idea that mass tourism is unlikely to lead to solidarity and understanding between diverse ethnic groups; • the actual and potential impacts of increased tourism in crowded, multi-communal urban areas where problems and tensions may already exist; • how to disaggregate tourism from wider influences and socio-economic technological phenomena; (and) • the potential of tourism to contribute to the development of civil society through the empowerment of equitable economic development.

Malinowski’s Argonauts of the Western Pacific comes to mind, as does Radcliffe-Brown’s The Andaman Islanders. For a serious introduction to anthropology as a subject, either Angela Cheater’s Social Anthropology: an Alternative Introduction or Kuper’s Anthropology and Anthropologists: the Modern British School are both very useful. Finally, for a populist tale of modern field research in Africa, Nigel Barley’s The Innocent Anthropologist provides a lively read although some anthropologists find it patronising at the expense of tribal peoples (at the same level as Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence).

Think of belonging to a group of friends that ‘just hang out together’ or the scouts/guides associations/gardening or swimming clubs etc. Each will have its set of rules that enable behaviours, actions and attitudes to be ‘judged’ as appropriate or inappropriate by other members of that group. The same applies to a business organisation which is sometimes described as having a corporate culture. 4: Key themes in cultural anthropology Source: after Haviland. 1990 which changing internal and external environments affect the various parts of it.

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