Tourists at the Taj: Performance and Meaning at a Symbolic Site by Tim Edensor | 9780415167123 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Tourists at the Taj: Performance and Meaning at a Symbolic Site

Tourists at the Taj: Performance and Meaning at a Symbolic Site

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by Tim Edensor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415167124

ISBN-13: 9780415167123

Pub. Date: 08/13/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Clearly written and fascinatingly illustrated, Tourists at the Taj describes the conflicting narratives which surround the site. For some the Taj is an evocative symbol of the colonial past. For others it is a symbolic centre of Islamic power. For many of the thousands of tourists that visit it each year it is simply a monument of love.
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Clearly written and fascinatingly illustrated, Tourists at the Taj describes the conflicting narratives which surround the site. For some the Taj is an evocative symbol of the colonial past. For others it is a symbolic centre of Islamic power. For many of the thousands of tourists that visit it each year it is simply a monument of love.
The author shows how tourism can be seen as a performance and the tourist site as a stage on which tourists are directed and rehearsed but also able to improvise their own cultural rituals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415167123
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/13/1998
Series:
International Library of Sociology Series
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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