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Ecotourism and Cultural Production

An Anthropology of Indigenous Spaces in Ecuador

Authors: Davidov, V.

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Ecotourism is a unique facet of globalization, promising the possibility of reconciling the juggernaut of development with ecological/cultural conservation. Davidov offers a comparative analysis of the issue using a case study of indigenous Kichwa people of Ecuador and their interactions with globalization and transnational systems.

About the authors

Veronica Davidov is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Monmouth University, USA

Reviews

"An outstanding contribution to the study of ecotourism that goes beyond utopian promises and dystopic realities to reveal what is at stake locally and transnationally." - Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, author of Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage

"Veronica Davidov examines the complex interface between ecotourism and globalization through stunning ethnography that weaves together the analysis of the creation, maintenance, and understanding of indigenous life-ways in Ecuador. Along the way she examines ideas about cultural production and anthropological representation, making this book a must read for anyone interested in the anthropology of indigenous communities." - Paige West, Tow Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College, USA and Columbia University, USA

"Davidov's ethnography in motion engages ecotourism as a critical circuit of human encounter and cultural reproduction. This book provides a wonderful glimpse into the messy vitality of cultural reproduction dedicated to transforming an unhealthy present into a healthy future." - Jim Igoe, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Virginia, USA

"Ecotourism and Cultural Production is a major milestone in environmental anthropology, (eco)tourism studies, and cultural geography. Davidov has written an ethnographically sensitive and theoretically rich book that fluently weaves together debates on neoliberal conservation, social movements, and resource extraction. An insightful and compelling read." - Bram Büscher, Associate Professor of Environment and Sustainable Development, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, The Netherlands


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Two Museums

    Davidov, Veronica

    Pages 1-16

  • Historical Foundations and Contemporary Dimensions of Kichwa Ecotourism

    Davidov, Veronica

    Pages 17-43

  • Ecotourism: Nature, Culture, and Ethnocentrism

    Davidov, Veronica

    Pages 45-60

  • Ecoturismo

    Davidov, Veronica

    Pages 61-75

  • Consuming and (Re)Producing Alterity: Snapshots, Stories, and Souvenirs

    Davidov, Veronica

    Pages 77-116

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Softcover $100.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecotourism and Cultural Production
Book Subtitle
An Anthropology of Indigenous Spaces in Ecuador
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Veronica Davidov
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35538-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137355386
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-35537-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47010-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 267
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
Topics