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Postcolonial Tourism

Literature, Culture, and Environment

By Anthony Carrigan

Routledge – 2011 – 260 pages

Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

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Description

This book is the first literary study of postcolonial tourism. Looking at the cultural and ecological effects of mass tourism development in highly exoticized island states that are still grappling with the legacies of western colonialism, Carrigan contends that postcolonial writers not only dramatize the industry’s most exploitative operations but also provide blueprints toward sustainable tourism futures. By locating this argument in the context of interdisciplinary tourism research, the study shows how imaginative literature can extend some of this field’s key theoretical concepts while making an important contribution to the interface between postcolonial studies and ecocriticism. The book also presents a framework for analyzing how an industry that is subject to constant media attention and involves a huge proportion of the global population shapes the cultural, social, and environmental milieux of postcolonial texts.

Contents

Preface Introduction I. Tourism and Nature 1. Visual Perception and Touristed Landscapes 2. Contested Environments: Tourism, Indigeneity, and Ideologies of Development 3. Tourism, Desecration, and Sacred Land II. Tourism and Culture 4. Touristification and Cultural Sustainability 5. Tourism and Reindigenization III. Sex, Tourism, and Embodied Experience 6. Sex Tourism, Beach Ecology, and Compound Disaster 7. Gendered Islands, Tourism, and Prostitution Discourse 8. Conclusion

Author Bio

Anthony Carrigan is Lecturer in English at Keele University, UK. He has published on a range of postcolonial topics including tourism, environment, and indigeneity, and has contributed to special issues of the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies and ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment on postcolonial ecocriticism.

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Description: By Anthony Carrigan. This book is the first literary study of postcolonial tourism. Looking at the cultural and ecological effects of mass tourism development in highly exoticized island states that are still grappling with the legacies of western colonialism, Carrigan...
Categories: Post-Colonial Studies, Tourism Development/Impacts, Post Colonial Discourse