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The Ethics of Sightseeing

Dean MacCannell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257825
eISBN:
9780520948655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257825.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Is travel inherently beneficial to human character? Does it automatically educate and enlighten while also promoting tolerance, peace, and understanding? This book identifies and overcomes common ... More


“A jaunt … agreeable and instructive”: The Vacationer as Tourist

Cindy S. Aron

in Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142341
eISBN:
9780199849024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142341.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

The history of tourism cannot be entirely subsumed within the history of vacations. Some people became tourists without being on vacation at all; business travelers, for example, who “did” the sights ... More


Behind the Neon Sombrero: Alan Schafer’s South of the Border, 1949–2001

P. Nicole King

in Sombreros and Motorcycles in a Newer South: The Politics of Aesthetics in South Carolina's Tourism Industry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032516
eISBN:
9781617032523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032516.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter presents the story of Alan Schafer, South of the Border’s controversial owner. The tale of South of the Border is mainly Schafer’s story, because he obtained the power to construct the ... More


“Camp Weeth Pedro”: Politics and Aesthetics Reshape the Borders of Taste at SOB

P. Nicole King

in Sombreros and Motorcycles in a Newer South: The Politics of Aesthetics in South Carolina's Tourism Industry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032516
eISBN:
9781617032523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032516.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter analyzes South of the Border’s tacky aesthetic. South of the Border was originally tacky because it pushed booze and catered to all races in a segregated society. Today, it is tacky ... More


Cartilaginous Fishes and Humans

A. Peter Klimley

in The Biology of Sharks and Rays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226442495
eISBN:
9780226923086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses the interactions between the cartilaginous fishes and humans. It describes the risk of being bitten by a shark or being impaled by the barb of a stingray and the growing ... More


Conclusion: Preserving the Past, Developing the Future

P. Nicole King

in Sombreros and Motorcycles in a Newer South: The Politics of Aesthetics in South Carolina's Tourism Industry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032516
eISBN:
9781617032523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032516.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the ways in which South of the Border and Atlantic Beach may be preserved for future generations while remaining relevant sites of commerce and living history. The cultural ... More


Representing Indians: American Indian Performance and Activism in Urban America

Nicolas G. Rosenthal

in Reimagining Indian Country: Native American Migration and Identity in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835555
eISBN:
9781469601755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869994_rosenthal.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

When Americans developed a fascination for the “disappearing” cultures of American Indians, non-Indian entrepreneurs and American Indian performers capitalized on this interest by producing and ... More


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