Good knowledge of world political geography
The course aims to provide an introduction to the study of cultural anthropology and tourism, with a focus on local communities and sustainability.
Students will acquire:
- Knowledge of the main theoretical frameworks of the anthropology of tourism
- Knowledge of the main anthropological debates on key concepts such as globalization, consumption, identity, sustainability
- Understanding of the mainstream anthropological analyses of the interaction between local and guest cultures, in the framework of global tourism
- Ability to develop a case study on the anthropology of tourism.
Anthropology: historical origins and theoretical bases; culture, alterity, community, identity, globalization. Aims and research methodology. Participant observation; Travel. Concepts of “exotic” and “stranger”. Tourism and anthropology; Identity and globalization; Authenticity and consumption; Development and sustainability; Cultural Heritage.
Robbins, H. R. (2012). Cultural Anthropology. A Problem-based Approach, 6th Edition, Cengage Learning Publisher.
Chapters 1-4 AND 6-7.
Leite, N., & Graburn, N. H. H. (2009). Anthropological interventions in tourism studies. In T. Jamal & M. Robinson (Eds.), The Sage handbook of tourism studies (pp. 35-64). London: Sage.
Salazar, N. B., & Graburn, N. H. H. (2014). Introduction: Toward an anthropology of tourism imaginaries. In N. B. Salazar & N. H. H. Graburn (Eds.), Tourism imaginaries: Anthropological approaches (pp. 1-28). Oxford: Berghahn.
Salazar, N. B., & Zhu, Y. (2015). Heritage and tourism. In L. Meskell (Ed.), Global heritage: A reader (pp. 240-258). New York: Wiley Blackwell.
Salazar, N. B. (2012). Community-based cultural tourism: Issues, threats and opportunities. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 20(1), 9-22.
Salazar, N. B. (2010). Tourism and cosmopolitanism: A view from below. International Journal of Tourism Anthropology, 1(1), 55-69.
Lectures, videos, case studies.
Students attending the lessons will be evaluated on the basis of one case studied independently developed on one of the topics presented in the course. The course section taught by Prof. Salazaar will be evaluated through a written exam at the end of the course. The course section taught by Prof. Bougleux will be evaluated through an oral exam.
Students non attending the lessons will be evaluated through an oral exam on the full course Syllabus.
The course and its final exam will be held in English .