Anthropology as a Driver for Tourism Research

Anthropology as a Driver for Tourism Research


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This book was inspired by the strongly increasing cross-fertilization between anthropological research and tourism studies. It provides a rich and comprehensive overview of key topics within contemporary international research related to the anthropology of tourism, including theoretical and methodological issues, field studies, ethnographic museum policy, and the anthropological contributions to tourism policy research and cultural tourism studies. The book will be suitable for researchers, lecturers, and students in the fields of anthropology and tourism, as well as for policymakers and practitioners working in the culture and museum sectors, the tourism industry, and government service. Interested laymen, culture seekers, and travel lovers will also appreciate the wealth of observations, descriptions, and analyses that will undoubtedly broaden the outlook on people and places around the globe. [Subject: Anthropology, Tourism Studies, Cultural Heritage]

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789044132427
Publisher: Garant Publishers
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Part I The Anthropology of Tourism: Theoretical Issues 9

1 The Systemic-Anthropological Approach Applied to Tourism Research Wojclech J. Cynarsky 11

2 Towards a Critical Anthropology of Tourism Imaginaries Noel B. Salazar 23

Part II Anthropological Field Studies of Tourism 45

3 Anthropological Research on the Impacts of Indigenous Tourism Xerardo Pereiro 47

4 Hidden Heritage? Tourism and Vodun in Porto-Novo Saskia Cousin 69

5 Tourism on the Coast of Scheveningen: A Grid of Anthropological Reading Thomas Beaufils 93

Part III Anthropological Views on Museum Policy 115

6 Representing Sacred Objects in Ethnographic Museums: From Cabinet of Curiosities to Community Curation Maaike de Jong Armand Gouvernante van Raders 117

7 Moving People: The Anthropological Approach of Museum Het Domein, Sittard Kitty Jansen-Rompen 139

Part IV Anthropological Analysis of Cultural Tourism Niche Markets 149

8 Dark Tourism Considered from a Cultural Anthropological Perspective Karel Werdler 151

Part V Contributions from Anthropology to Tourism Policy Research 167

9 Challenges, Dilemmas and Pitfalls of Organizational Ethnography Angelique Lombarts 169

10 Cultural Tourism and Intangible Heritage: A Critical Appraisal and Policy Guidelines Albert van der Zeijden 191

Part VI Conclusion 203

11 Anthropology as a Source of Inspiration for Cultural Tourism Studies Wil Munsters Marjan Melkert 205

Contributors 227

Index of names 235

Index of subjects 239

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