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Great expectations : imagination and anticipation in tourism

Author: Jonathan Skinner; Dimitrios Theodossopoulos
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2011.
Series: New directions in anthropology, v. 34.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The negotiation of expectations in tourism is a complex and dynamic process - one that is central to the imagination of cultural difference. Expectations not only affect the lives and experiences of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Skinner; Dimitrios Theodossopoulos
ISBN: 9780857452771 0857452770 9780857452788 0857452789
OCLC Number: 731912105
Description: vi, 207 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : The play of expectation in tourism / Jonathan Skinner and Dimitrios Theodossopoulos --
Success and access to knowledge in the tourist-local encounter : confrontations with the unexpected in a Turkish community / Hazel Tucker --
Emberá indigenous tourism and the world of expectations / Dimitrios Theodossopoulos --
The paradox of gaze and resistance in native American cultural tourism : an Alaskan case study / Alexis Celeste Bunten --
Forward into the past : 'digging' the Balearic Islands / Jacqueline Waldren --
On difference, desire and the aesthetics of the unexpected : The white Masai in Kenyan tourism / George Paul Meiu --
Displeasure on 'Pleasure Island' : tourist expectation and desire on and off the Cuban dance floor / Jonathan Skinner --
The coach fellas : tourism performance and expectation in Ireland / Kelli Ann Malone --
Going on holiday to imagine war : the Western Front battlefields as sites of commemoration and contestation / Jennifer Iles --
Touring the dead : imagination, embodiment and affect in Gunther von Hagen's Body worlds exhibitions / Jane C. Desmond --
Afterword : The tour as imagined, lived, experienced and told / Edward M. Bruner.
Series Title: New directions in anthropology, v. 34.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Skinner, Dimitrios Theodossopoulos.
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"[This volume offers] a fascinating series of studies of how expectation and anticipation shape tourist practices. Readers will find here rich and impressive studies that range across the globe Read more...

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