21 maja 2021

Encounters across Difference. Tourism and Overcoming Subalternity in India

Natalia Bloch

  • Seria wydawnicza: Anthropology of Tourism. Heritage, Mobility, and Society
  • Wydawnictwo: Lexington Books
  • Rok wydania: 2021
  • ISBN: 978-1-7936-2471-0
  • Liczba stron: 314

In Encounters across Difference, Natalia Bloch examines tourism encounters in the informal sector in India and their potential to empower subaltern communities. Drawing from ethnographic evidence in Hampi and Dharamshala, Bloch explores the potential of tourism to promote political engagement, volunteering, sponsorship, local entrepreneurship, and women’s empowerment. Contrary to the frequent criticism of tourism to the Global South as a colonial practice, Bloch argues that workers and small entrepreneurs in displaced communities see tourists as allies in their political struggles and, on a more individual level, as an opportunity to build better lives.