Tourism and Informal Encounters in Cuba

Tourism and Informal Encounters in Cuba
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Artikel-Nr:
9781782389491
Veröffentl:
2016
Einband:
Web PDF
Seiten:
282
Autor:
Valerio Simoni
Serie:
38, New Directions in Anthropology
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
Web PDF
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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Based on a detailed ethnography, this book explores the promises and expectations of tourism in Cuba, drawing attention to the challenges that tourists and local people face in establishing meaningful connections with each other. Notions of informal encounter and relational idiom illuminate ambiguous experiences of tourism harassment, economic transactions, hospitality, friendship, and festive and sexual relationships. Comparing these various connections, the author shows the potential of touristic encounters to redefine their moral foundations, power dynamics, and implications, offering new insights into how contemporary relationships across difference and inequality are imagined and understood.

Based on a detailed ethnography, this book explores the promises and expectations of tourism in Cuba, drawing attention to the challenges that tourists and local people face in establishing meaningful connections with each other. Notions of informal encounter and relational idiom illuminate ambiguous experiences of tourism harassment, economic transactions, hospitality, friendship, and festive and sexual relationships. Comparing these various connections, the author shows the potential of touristic encounters to redefine their moral foundations, power dynamics, and implications, offering new insights into how contemporary relationships across difference and inequality are imagined and understood.

Foreword
Nelson Graburn

Acknowledgments


Introduction: Relating through Tourism


PART I: ACHIEVING ENCOUNTERS


Chapter 1. Tourism in Cuba
Chapter 2. Shaping Expectations
Chapter 3. Gaining Access
Chapter 4. Getting in Touch


PART II: SHAPING RELATIONS


Chapter 5. Commodity Exchange and Hospitality
Chapter 6. Friendliness and Friendship
Chapter 7. Partying and Seducing
Chapter 8. Seduction and Commoditized Sex


Conclusion: Treasuring Fragile Relations


References
Endnotes

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