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Tourism and the Power of Otherness: Seductions of Difference David Picard

Tourism and the Power of Otherness: Seductions of Difference

David Picard

Published January 31st 2014
ISBN : 9781306305532
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208 pages
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 About the Book 

This book explores the paradoxes of SelfOther relations in the field of tourism. It particularly focuses on the power of different forms of Otherness to seduce and to disrupt, and, eventually, also to renew the social and cosmological orders of modern culture and everyday life. Drawing on a series of ethnographic case studies, the contributors investigate the production, socialisation and symbolic encompassment of different Others as a political and also an economic resource to govern social life in the present. The volume provides a comparative inductive study on the modernist philosophical concepts of time, Otherness, and the self in practice, and relates it to contemporary tourism and mobility.