Envisioning Eden

Envisioning Eden

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As tourism service standards become more homogeneous, travel destinations worldwide are conforming yet still trying to maintain, or even increase, their distinctiveness. Based on more than two years of fieldwork in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Arusha, Tanzania, this book offers an in-depth investigation of the local-to-global dynamics of contemporary tourism. Each destination offers examples that illustrate how tour guide narratives and practices are informed by widely circulating imaginaries of the past as well as personal imaginings of the future.Some of them enrolled in one of the tour guide schools in Arusha. ... The I/Vorlols ofa Maasai I/Wzrrior, Saitoti (1988: 97) nostalgically recalls his time as a park guide in Serengeti National Park: (Often at ... second-hand Toyota Corolla and brings me to a fancy bar usually frequented only by expats and wealthy Tanzanians.

Title:Envisioning Eden
Author:Noel B. Salazar
Publisher:Berghahn Books - 2013-08-15


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