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Raj Rhapsodies: Tourism Heritage and the Seduction of History / Edition 1

Raj Rhapsodies: Tourism Heritage and the Seduction of History / Edition 1

by Maxine Weisgrau, Carol Henderson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754670674
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/30/2007
Series: New Directions in Tourism Analysis Series
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr Carol Henderson is a Affiliated Faculty Member, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Rutgers University-Newark- The State University of New Jersey, USA. Dr Maxine Weisgrau is a Term Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Barnard College/Columbia University, USA.

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword, Tim Edensor; Introduction: Raj rhapsodies, tourism, and heritage in India, Carol E. Henderson and Maxine Weisgrau. Part 1 Creating Tourism Narratives of Heritage across Space and Time: Introduction to Part 1, Carol E. Henderson and Maxine Weisgrau; Shifting terrains of heritage: the painted towns of Shekhawati, Anne Hardgrove; Ghost towns and bustling cities: constructing a master narrative in 19th century Jaipur, Elena Karatchkova; Travel, history, politics and heritage: James Tod's 'personal narrative', Jason Freitag; Virtual Rajasthan: making heritage, marketing cyberorientalism?, Carol E. Henderson. Part 2 Tourism, Transgression, and Shifting Uses of Social Capital: Introduction to Part 2, Carol E. Henderson and Maxine Weisgrau; Exclusion and election in Udaipur urban space: implications of tourism, Nicolas Bautès; Names, but not homes, of stone: tourism heritage and the play of memory in a Bhat funeral feast, Jeffrey G. Snodgrass; Sickly men and voracious women: erotic constructions of tourist identity, Maxine Weisgrau; From privy purse to global purse: Maharaja Gaj Singhji's role in the marketing of heritage and philanthropy, Jayasinhji Jhala. Part 3 Tourism and Spiritual Spaces: Introduction to Part 3, Carol E. Henderson and Maxine Weisgrau; Devotees, families, and tourists: pilgrims and shrines in Rajasthan, John E. Cort; Tourists, pilgrims and saints: the shrine of Mu' in al-Din Chisti of Ajmer, Usha Sanyal; Hindu nationalism, community rhetoric and the impact of tourism: the 'divine dilemma' of Pushkar, Christina A. Joseph. Part 4 Conclusions: Composing the Raj rhapsodies, Carol E. Henderson and Maxine Weisgrau; Index.

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