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Reviewer Meets Reviewed: Envisioning Eden
Thursday 19 February 2015, 09:30am
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REVIEWER MEETS REVIEWED

SEMINAR SERIES AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM'S ANTHROPOLOGY LIBRARY AND RESEARCH CENTRE

Envisioning Eden: mobilizing imaginaries in tourism and beyond

Thursday 19 February at 10.00 am (tea & coffee served from 9.30 am)

Anthropology Library and Research Centre, British Museum

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

The British Museum’s Anthropology Library and Research Centre, in conjunction with the Royal Anthropological Institute, is pleased to present the fourth seminar in the 2014-15 series of ‘Reviewer meets Reviewed’, a discussion between Dr Noel B. Salazar, author of ‘Envisioning Eden: mobilizing imaginaries in tourism and beyond’, and Dr Julie Scott, who reviewed the book for the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

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.

Review: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Vol. 19, no. 1, March 2013, pp.215-216

Bookings/enquiries: Ted Goodliffe ( TGoodliffe@britishmuseum.org)

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