Explorations in Anthropology
Explorations in Anthropology ANTH 5020
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Date Created: 10/29/15
39239 Dean McCannell Reading The Tourist A New Theory of the Leisure Class and Staged Authenticity gt This book in its time was considered a sort of bible for the de nition of a true tourist People thought Yes that s what it is gt 2 sides of tourism Respect and disgust Negative Sightseeing Dark Tourism gt Snobbish Tourism I The need to know the history of the culture the ways in which life works for these people The expansion of modern society in intimately tied to the way we tour Modems use tourism as a means to reconstruct meaning in our fragmented world The only way to nd the authentic humaness within ourselves is to travel to other places and view the other Differentiation the totally of differences between everything and everyone Different classes lifestyles etc This is in contrast to the groups we go see They all look like this have the same religion Uniracial unireligious Moderns can move about the groups I was born jewz39sh but converted to catholocz39sm We have so many different groups within our modern society that we cant identify who the other is even within our own society Differentiation and fragmentation are the source of alienation Instead of looking inside for purpose we look outward to other groups to help us identify our own identity We are nostalgic for their simple way of life Something about us is lost in the modern worldi the other has not lost the simplicity of being human Are we really seeing them Or are we just seeing a re ection of our desires InAuthenticity All or nothing Is the definition of authentic up to the tourist Front realitymeeting place stages not trying to be anything they are not Back reality Where the host rests and prepares to perform Homes kitchens ferry ride away
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