Dynamics behind Persistent Images of „the Other“

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Vanessa Wijngaarden

The Interplay between Imaginations and Interactions in Maasai Cultural Tourism

ISBN 978-3-643-90799-8
Band-Nr. 76
Jahr 2016
Seiten 576
Bindung broschiert
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In tourism, strangers meet face to face. What do Tanzanian
Maasai and Western tourists think when they meet? Using a
combination of methods that has never been tried before,
either in anthropology in general or in the field of tourism
studies, this work provides novel theoretical insights into
the images hosts and guests have of each other, and how
their views relate to the interactions they experience. This
compelling reflexive study uses video and Q method to
contribute to the epistemology of anthropological research
in tourism settings and the construction of a new, more
symmetrical anthropology.

„A veritable ‚tour de force‘ through accumulated
anthropological wisdom. It is fitting that the topic bears
precisely on that particular moment which both calls for
anthropological wisdom as well as constituting its gaze as a
problematisation of difference and similarity.“

Prof. Dr Elísio S. Macamo (Centre for African Studies,
University of Basel)

„An important contribution to the growing field of the
anthropology of tourism, an example of intense and
methodical fieldwork, combined with theoretical acumen and
deep reflexivity.“

Prof. Dr Walter E. A. van Beek (Tilburg University)