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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
Chapter 4: Frontier Minorities, Tourism and the State in Indian Himalaya and Northern Thailand
Frontier Minorities, Tourism and the State in Indian Himalaya and Northern Thailand
Frontier Political Dynamics and Ethnic Minorities
The borders of the states of South and South East Asia have been clearly influenced by the effects of the inter-Asian historical process and also of the period of European colonial encroachment. The British withdrawal from imperial India in 1947 and the consequent partition of territories was largely based on a compromise, recognizing the rights of certain groups to autonomous rule in accordance with historical territorial occupation and religious affiliation, in the main to Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism. This contemporary settlement thus took into account a pre-existing pattern that had achieved its form under the influence of ...