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Tourists and Tourism: A Reader
Gmelch (anthropology, Union College) collects 27 essays on global tourism, written by North American and international scholars in anthropology, sociology, history, geography, and folklore. The essays are organized by themes of tourism and the tourist experience, marketing culture and identity, when tourists and locals meet, and the impact and implications of tourism. Alth ...more
Paperback, 478 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Waveland Press
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The essays in this volume solidify the scholarly relevance of tourism as a topic of academic study, as well as explore the impact of tourists and tourism on local populations. According to Gmelch, tourists represent the largest movement of people across national borders. Historically and contemporaneously motivations for travel are widely varied and often complex, including pleasure/amusement, pilgrimage, profit, knowledge, adventure, and health. This text focuses on the contact between tourists ...more