Culture on tour: Ethnographies of travel [book review].

Author: Jamieson, K.

Date: 2006

Type: Book review

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Culture on tour, the recent book by reputed anthropologist (also celebrant and critic) of ethnography and tourism, Edward Bruner, realises the aim of his work in general: to �write tourism as others have written culture� (p. 10). Indeed, Bruner takes tourism seriously. He analyses tourist performances as social practices to be �studied in their own right� and not as simulacra of other supposedly more �real� or valid phenomena (p. 7). The book presents a collection of Bruner�s best-known work over the last 15 years of his prolific ethnographic fieldwork career in parts of Africa, Indonesia, the USA and the Middle East.

Subjects: Anthropology, Ethnography, Tourism, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts - General

Marsden Codes: 220000