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Indigenous tourism as a transformative process: the case of the Emberá in Panama

Theodossopoulos, Dimitrios (2017) Indigenous tourism as a transformative process: the case of the Emberá in Panama. In: Bunten, Alexis Celeste and Nelson, Graburn, eds. Cultural Tourism Movements. Toronto University Press, Toronto, pp. 99-116. ISBN 978-1-4426-2829-8. (In press) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:52389)

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Abstract

In this chapter I discuss how Indigenous tourism has affected the representational self-awareness of the residents of an Emberá community

pre-existing cultural practices, but also to articulate their identity to audiences of outsiders. I argue that Indigenous tourism has the potential to deeply

Unlike top-down homogenizing processes that rely on national narratives, Indigenous tourism provides opportunities for developing

as an official discourse, Indigenous tourism may encourage the articulation of Indigenous identity in previously unexplored directions.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Indigenous tourism, representational self-awareness, Emberá, Panama.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Social and Cultural Anthropology
Depositing User: Dimitrios Theodossopoulos
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2015 18:08 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/52389 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Theodossopoulos, Dimitrios: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8453-3450
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