Holiday in Mexico: Critical Reflections on Tourism and Tourist Encounters

Holiday in Mexico: Critical Reflections on Tourism and Tourist Encounters

by Dina Berger
     
 

Collection provides analysis of the tourist industry in Mexico, examining its origins, promoters, and power relations, and showing how Mexico used its cultural capital and the development of its tourism industry to modernize.

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Overview

Collection provides analysis of the tourist industry in Mexico, examining its origins, promoters, and power relations, and showing how Mexico used its cultural capital and the development of its tourism industry to modernize.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822345541
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
02/28/2010
Series:
American Encounters/Global Interactions Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Dina Berger is Assistant Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago. She is the author of The Development and Promotion of Mexico’s Tourism Industry: Pyramids by Day, Martinis by Night.

Andrew Grant Wood is Associate Professor of History at University of Tulsa. He is the author of Revolution in the Street: Women, Workers, and Urban Protest in Veracruz, 1870–1927, and the editor of The Borderlands: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Politics on the U.S.–Mexico Divide.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments....................1
Introduction: Tourism Studies and the Tourism Dilemma DINA BERGER AND ANDREW GRANT WOOD....................21
The U.S.-Mexican War and the Beginnings of American Tourism in Mexico ANDREA BOARDMAN....................54
Teotihuacán: Showcase for the Centennial CHRISTINA BUENO....................77
On the Selling of Rey Momo: Early Tourism and the Marketing of Carnival in Veracruz ANDREW GRANT WOOD....................107
Goodwill Ambassadors on Holiday: Tourism, Diplomacy, and Mexico-U.S. Relations DINA BERGER....................130
Behind the Noir Border: Tourism, the Vice Racket, and Power Relations in Baja California's Border Zone, 1938-65 ERIC M. SCHANTZ....................161
Fun in Acapulco? The Politics of Development on the Mexican Riviera ANDREW SACKETT....................183
Colonial Outpost to Artists' Mecca: Conflict and Collaboration in the Development of San Miguel de Allende's Tourist Industry LISA PINLEY COVERT....................221
José Cuervo and the Gentrified Worm: Food, Drink, and the Touristic Consumption of Mexico JEFFREY M. PILCHER....................241
Cancúm and the Campo: Indigenous Migration and Tourism Development in the Yucatán Peninsula M. BIANET CASTELLANOS....................265
Marketing Mexico's Great Masters: Folk Art Tourism and the Neoliberal Politics of Exhibition MARY K. COFFEY....................295
Golfing in the Desert: Los Cabos and Post-PRI Tourism in Mexico ALEX M. SARAGOZA....................320
The Beach and Beyond: Observations from a Travel Writer on Dreams, Decadence, and Defense BARBARA KASTELEIN....................371
Conclusion: Should We Stay or Should We Go? Reflections on Tourism Past and Present ANDREW GRANT WOOD AND DINA BERGER....................385
Contributors....................387

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