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Tourism and Informal Encounters in Cuba (Hardcover) (Valerio Simoni)

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Based on a detailed ethnography, this book explores the promises and expectations of tourism in Cuba, drawing attention to the challenges that tourists and local people face in establishing meaningful connections with each other. Notions of informal encounter and relational idiom illuminate ambiguous experiences of tourism harassment, economic transactions, hospitality, friendship, and festive and sexual relationships. Comparing these various connections, the author shows the potential of touristic encounters to redefine their moral foundations, power dynamics, and implications, offering new insights into how contemporary relationships across difference and inequality are imagined and understood.

Number of Pages: 266
Genre: Social Science, Travel
Sub-Genre: Caribbean + West Indies, Anthropology / Cultural
Series Title: New Directions in Anthropology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Author: Valerio Simoni
Language: English
Street Date: November 30, 2015
TCIN: 26394355
UPC: 9781782389484
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-0238
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