Rice shows how the growth of tourism at Machu Picchu swayed Peruvian leaders to celebrate Andean culture as compatible with their vision of a modernizing nation. Encompassing debates about nationalism, Indigenous peoples' experiences, and cultural policy—as well as development and globalization—the book explores the contradictions and ironies of Machu Picchu's transformation. On a broader level, it calls attention to the importance of tourism in the creation of national identity in Peru and Latin America as a whole.
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Not only the first serious treatment of Machu Picchu's central role in the development of tourism in Peru, this book also brilliantly explores the importance of tourism and Machu Picchu to Peru's self-fashioning as a nation directly descended from the 'great civilization' of the Incas. Making Machu Picchu is a welcome and essential contribution to a broader effort to complete the puzzle of Peru's modern history."—Paulo Drinot, University College London