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Staging tourism : bodies on display from Waikiki to Sea World

Jane C. Desmond.
  • Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1999.
  • xxv, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • "From Shamu the dancing whale at Sea World to Hawaiian lu'au shows, Staging Tourism analyzes issues of performance in a wide range of tourist venues. Jane C. Desmond argues that the public display of bodies - how they look, what they do, where they do it, who watches, and under what conditions - is profoundly important in structuring identity categories of race, gender, and cultural affiliation. These fantastic spectacles of corporeality form the basis of hugely profitable tourist industries, which in turn form crucial arenas of public culture where embodied notions of identity are sold, enacted, and debated."--Jacket.
  • note: Introduction: Touring the Essential
  • Pt. I Staging "The Cultural"
  • Introduction: Cultural Bodies: Hawaiian Tourism and Performance
  • 1. Let's Lu'au
  • 2. Picturing Hawai'i: The "Ideal" Native and the Origins of Tourism, 1880-1915
  • 3. Pictures Come to Life: Rendering "Hawai'i" in Early Mainland Hula Performances
  • 4. Advertising, Racializing, and Performing Hawai'i on Site: The Emergence of Cultural Tourism in the 1920s
  • 5. Tourism and the Commodification of Culture, 1930-1940
  • 6. Surfers and "Beachboys": Euro-American Representations of Native Hawaiian Men and Interracial Romance
  • Conclusion: Up to the Present: Profiling Visitors
  • Pt. II Staging "The Natural"
  • Introduction: Looking at Animals: The Consumption of Radical Bodily Difference
  • 7. Industries of Species Tourism
  • 8. In/Out-of/In-Fake-Situ: Three Case Studies
  • 9. Performing Nature: Shamu at Sea World
  • Conclusion: Bodies and Tourism.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-330) and index.
  • OCLC
  • 0226143759
  • 9780226143750
  • 0226143767
  • 9780226143767
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 99018914
  • OCLC: 40821028
  • OCLC: 40821028

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