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Romancing the Wild: Cultural Dimensions of Ecotourism (New Ecologies for th…



The worldwide development of ecotourism – including adventures such as mountain climbing and whitewater rafting, as well as more pedestrian pursuits such as birdwatching – has been extensively studied, but until now little attention has been paid to why vacationers choose to take part in what are often physically and emotionally strenuous endeavors. Drawing on ethnographic research and his own experiences working as an ecotour guide throughout the United States and Latin America, Robert…


Romancing The Wild

Pub Date : 2014 | Author : Robert Fletcher | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 0822355833
ISBN 13 : 9780822355830

An anthropologist and former rafting guide considers why ecotourists—almost all of whom are white, upper-middle-class Westerners—choose to engage in physically and emotionally ..


Race Nature And The Politics Of Difference

Pub Date : 2003-04-29 | Author : Donald S. Moore | Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780822384656
ISBN 13 : 0822384655

How do race and nature work as terrains of power? From eighteenth-century claims that climate determined character to twentieth-century medical debates about the racial dimensions ..


Territories Of Difference

Pub Date : 2008-11-05 | Author : Arturo Escobar | Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780822389439
ISBN 13 : 0822389436

In Territories of Difference, Arturo Escobar, author of the widely debated book Encountering Development, analyzes the politics of difference enacted by specific place-based ethnic..


Storytelling Globalization From The Chaco And Beyond

Pub Date : 2010-08-17 | Author : Mario Blaser | Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780822391180
ISBN 13 : 082239118X

For more than fifteen years, Mario Blaser has been involved with the Yshiro people of the Paraguayan Chaco as they have sought to maintain their world in the face of conservation a..


Cognitive Linguistics In Critical Discourse Analysis

Pub Date : 2009-03-26 | Author : Christopher Hart | Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781443806626
ISBN 13 : 1443806625

In contemporary linguistics, both cognitive and critical approaches to language have been elaborated in some detail. Unfortunately, the two perspectives have seldom converged, desp..


Nature Crime

Pub Date : 2010-08-31 | Author : Rosaleen Duffy | Publisher : Yale University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780300154351
ISBN 13 : 0300154356

"The perilous state of endangered species such as tigers and rhinos, and the worldwide illegal trade in ivory, diamonds, bushmeat and many other rare and valuable commodities, are ..


Reimagining Political Ecology

Pub Date : 2006-11-01 | Author : Aletta Biersack | Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780822388142
ISBN 13 : 0822388146

Reimagining Political Ecology is a state-of-the-art collection of ethnographies grounded in political ecology. When political ecology first emerged as a distinct field in the early..


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