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- DescriptionAn important strength of this collection is the ethgraphic grounding of the chapters, which directly engage rich ethgraphic understandings with Simmel's work. This book is a useful addition to the anthropological literature on travel and tourism, and it is a pleasurable adventure to read. * American Anthropologist Adventure is currently enjoying ermous interest in public culture. The image of Tarzan provides a rewarding lens through which to explore this phemen. In their day, Edgar Rice Burrough's vels enjoyed great popularity because Tarzan represented the consummate colonial-era adventurer: a white man whose ble civility enabled him to communicate with and control savage peoples and animals. The contemporary Tarzan of movies and cartoons is in many ways just as popular, but carries different contations. Tarzan is w the consummate eco-tourist: a cosmopolitan striving to live in harmony with nature, using appropriate techlogy, and helpful to the natives who cant seem to solve their own problems. Tarzan is still an icon of adventure, because like all adventurers, his actions have universal qualities: doing something previously untried, revealing the previously undiscovered, and experiencing the unadulterated. Prominent anthropologists have come together in this volume to reflect on various aspects of this phemen and to discuss contemporary forms of adventure. Luis Vivanco is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont. His research focuses on the cultural politics of environmentalism and ecotourism in Latin America. He is author of Green Encounters: Shaping and Contesting Environmentalism in Rural Costa Rica (Berghahn Books, 2006). Robert Gordon is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont. He is author of numerous books and articles, including The Bushman Myth: The Making of a Namibian Underclass and Picturing Bushmen: The Denver African Expedition of 1925.
- Author BiographyLuis Vivanco is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont. His research focuses on the cultural politics of environmentalism and ecotourism in Latin America. Robert J. Gordon is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont.
- PublisherBerghahn Books
- Date of Publication01/08/2006
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerghahn Books
- Content Note1, black & white illustrations
- Weight457 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byLuis A. Vivanco,Robert James Gordon
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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