The Culture of Tourism, the Tourism of Culture: Selling the Past to the Present in the American Southwest

Editat de Hal Rothman
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en Limba Engleză Hardback – April 2003
The Southwest has long been one of America's dreamscapes, a place we go to relive and reinvent our past for the purposes of the present. Yet the Southwest is a real place, too, one where people live and make a living. This collection of essays looks at the ways tourism affects people and places in the Southwest and at the region's meaning on the larger stage of national life. In the first section, 'Configuring Ethnicity: The Meaning of Who You Are', Chris Wilson, Phoebe Kropp, and Rena Swentzell explicate tourist sites in Albuquerque, California's Camino Real, and Taos. Essays on 'Collecting and Belonging' include discussions of scrapbooks, souvenirs, and virtual tourism on the Internet by Marguerite Shaffer, Leah Dilworth, and Erika Bsumek. The third section, 'The Practice of Tourism', offers the perspectives of William L Bryan Jr, a leading ecotourism operator, and Susan Guyette and David White, who argue for the autonomy of native people in presenting their experience to visitors. The final section looks at how places are transformed by tourism. Sylvia Rodriguez examines the power dynamics of tourism, Char Miller chronicles the way San Antonio has become a colonial town, and vol
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ISBN-13: 9780826329288
ISBN-10: 0826329284
Pagini: 250
Dimensiuni: 160 x 241 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.57 kg
Editura: University of New Mexico Press