Tourism-one of the world's largest industries-has long been
appreciated for its economic benefits, but in this volume tourism
receives a unique systematic scrutiny as a medium for cultural
exchange. Modern developments in technology and industry, together
with masterful advertising, have created temporarily leisured
people with the desire and the means to travel. They often in turn
effect profound cultural change in the places they visit, and the
contributors to this work all attend to the impact these "guests"
have on their "hosts."
In contrast to the dramatic economic transformations, the social
repercussions of tourism are subtle and often recognized only by
the indigenous peoples themselves and by the anthropologists who
have studied them before and after the introduction of tourism. The
case studies in Hosts and Guests examine the five types of
tourism-historical, cultural, ethnic, environmental, and
recreational-and their impact on diverse societies over a broad
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