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Tourism is becoming an increasingly prominent feature of contemporary life. More of us travel for pleasure than ever before, yet the social scientific literature on tourism is relatively scant. This book provides an original contribution to the field of tourist studies. The contributors to International Tourism reconceptualize the local and the global, avoiding such crude oppositions as centre v periphery, modern v traditional, macro v micro and North v South. Instead, they demonstrate that the local cannot be understood without the global, and that the global can never be isolated from the regional setting within which it operates. Providing new insights into theories of touristic practice, this volume place

Textiles, Memory and the Souvenir Industry in the Andes
Textiles, memory and the souvenir industry in the Andes
Anath Ariel deVidas

Translating the original French title of this essay into English deprives it of its pun (Ariel de Vidas, 1989). Mémoire is the human faculty to conserve past states of consciousness and those things associated with them. A souvenir, in the context of tourism, as in English, is something kept as a reminder of a place or event. In French, however, the two are synonymous; and the original title suggested a reciprocal movement between collective memory (linked to local cultural identity) embodied in the Andean textile tradition, and the contemporary commercialization of Andean textiles for tourism.

Case studies of traditional crafts destined for tourist and export markets commonly ...

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