The Tourist Image: Myths and Myth Making in Tourism

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Tom Selwyn
Wiley, Jun 19, 1996 - Business & Economics - 280 pages
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The Tourist Image applies an anthropological perspective to the study of tourism myths. Contributions from around the world examine tourist images as presented by travel brochures, holiday postcards, the heritage industry, museums and resorts. It looks at how tourism subtly alters and commodifies the cultures of both the tourist hosts and guests. Illustrated with numerous intriguing and arresting images, the book presents a fascinating introduction to the anthropology of tourism and is a vital addition to the literature of the field.

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Contents

Genuine Fakes
33
From Hilton to Lamichhane
49
4 The People of Tourist Brochures
61
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About the author (1996)

Jeremy Boissevain is professor emeritus of social anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. Tom Selwyn is professor of anthropology at London Metropolitan University.

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