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College Catalog 2015-2016 
College Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 360 - Anthropology of Tourism

This course examines the impact of different kinds of tourism (mass tourism, ecotourism, sand-sea-sun-sex tourism, ethnic tourism) on local peoples, environments and economies. It looks at the historical development of tourism and its links to both travel as a leisure pursuit in the colonial period and to economic developments in industrializing Europe. The course examines the tourist encounter and the models used to analyze it. Issues discussed include cultural mediation, the politics of cultural representation, and the problems of commoditization of culture. Prerequisite(s):   or   Offered occasionally. (4 Credits)