The Resource Tourism, magic, and modernity : cultivating the human garden, David Picard, (electronic resource)

Tourism, magic, and modernity : cultivating the human garden, David Picard, (electronic resource)

Label
Tourism, magic, and modernity : cultivating the human garden
Title
Tourism, magic, and modernity
Title remainder
cultivating the human garden
Statement of responsibility
David Picard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing from extended fieldwork in La Réunion, in the Indian Ocean, the author suggests an innovative re-reading of different concepts of magic that emerge in the global cultural economics of tourism. Following the making and unmaking of the tropical island tourism destination of La Réunion, he demonstrates how destinations are transformed into magical pleasure gardens in which human life is cultivated for tourist consumption. Like a gardener would cultivate flowers, local development policy, nature conservation, and museum initiatives dramatise local social life so as to evoke modernist paradigms of time, beauty and nature. Islanders who live in this 'human garden' are thus placed in the ambivalent role of 'human flowers', embodying ideas of authenticity and biblical innocence, but also of history and social life in perpetual creolisation."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
306.4/819
Index
index present
LC call number
G155.A1
LC item number
P517 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New directions in anthropology
Series volume
v. 32
Label
Tourism, magic, and modernity : cultivating the human garden, David Picard, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: penguins in the Paris underground -- Tourism and magic -- Creole beautiful -- Cultivating society as a human garden -- Hospitality and love -- Bougainvilleas at the riverside -- Poachers in the coral garden -- History as an aesthetics of everyday life -- Towards a global gardening state
Control code
ocn769188695
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 189 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857452023
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt7j23p7
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34313825
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)769188695
  • jstor0857452029

Library Locations

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