Native Tours: The Anthropology of Travel and Tourism / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $8.79
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 48%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $8.79   
  • New (3) from $16.89   
  • Used (2) from $8.79   

More About This Textbook


We are all tourists in an increasingly portable world. Tourism has the potential to increase our understanding of other cultures and places. Why then do so many of us try to avoid applying the term “tourist” to our own travels, and why are tourists so often disparaged and resented in the places they visit? For decades tourism has been regarded as a trivial activity, not worthy of serious intellectual interest. In the meantime, it has become one of the largest industries in the world, transforming the places in which we live—major towns and cities or the most remote regions of the globe. Tourism is also the most intimate of all industries, bringing people of strikingly different backgrounds into close but also almost invariably transient relationships. Chambers shares many of his own travel experiences and research in this book and invites us to explore the cultural and environmental consequences of our own travels. He offers detailed case studies of tourism in the American Southwest, the Tirolean Alps, and the Caribbean nation of Belize. A unique feature of the book is Chambers’ discussion of the development of Japanese tourism as an antidote to the prevalent notion that modern tourism was solely an invention of the West.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577666264
  • Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/21/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 1,078,556
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
1 From Travel to Tourism 1
Travel in Historical Perspective 4
The Advent of Modern Tourism 12
The Tourist as Subject 18
Case Study: Touring the American Southwest 23
2 Tourism, Society, and the Political Economy 29
Tourism and Economic Development 32
The Distribution of Economic Costs and Benefits 36
Tourism as Work 40
Tourism Policies and Plans 42
Transnational Dimensions of Tourism 45
The Politics of Representation 49
Social Consequences of Tourism 54
Tourism and Gender 59
Case Study: Tirol and Rural Tourism 63
3 Nature, Tourism, and the Environment 67
Environmental Impacts of Tourism 69
Tourism to Natural Places 73
People as Nature 79
Ecotourism 84
Case Study: Ecotourism in Belize 90
4 Tourism and Culture 93
Tradition, Authenticity, and Modernity 94
Tourism and Ethnicity 100
The Language of Tourism 104
Material Culture, Performance, and the Built Environment 110
Tourism in Place and Space 114
Tourism in Global and Local Perspective 118
Epilogue 121
References 125
Index 131
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)