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

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

by Hal K. Rothman, William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies
     
 

The Southwest has long been an American dreamscape, and inherently this has had its affect on the land and its people. Among other topics discussed in the package of essays is how the area is transformed by tourism and how native people gain autonomy by presenting their experiences and cultures to tourists.See more details below

Overview

The Southwest has long been an American dreamscape, and inherently this has had its affect on the land and its people. Among other topics discussed in the package of essays is how the area is transformed by tourism and how native people gain autonomy by presenting their experiences and cultures to tourists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826329288
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Introduction: Tourism and the Future1
Ethnic/Sexual Personas in Tricultural New Mexico12
In Search of History and Romance on El Camino Real38
Anglo Artists and the Creation of Pueblo Worlds66
Playing American: The Southwestern Scrapbooks of Mildred E. Baker72
"Handmade by an American Indian": Souvenirs and the Cultural Economy of Southwestern Tourism101
Exchanging Places: Virtual Tourism, Vicarious Travel, and the Consumption of Southwestern Indian Artifacts118
Appropriate Cultural Tourism - Can It Exist? Searching for an Answer: Three Arizona Case Studies140
Reducing the Impacts of Tourism through Cross-Cultural Planning164
Tourism, Difference, and Power in the Borderlands185
Tourist Trap: Visitors and the Modern San Antonio Economy206
Cultural Tourism and the Future: What the New Las Vegas Tells Us about Ourselves229
Index245

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