Frances Julia Riemer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript


The introductory chapter traces tourism conceptually and historically, and provides a theoretical review of the anthropology of tourism from its gestation in 1974. It locates the ethnographic case studies that follow within a literature of front and back stage tropes and tourist imaginaries, and highlights their positioning of tourism as co-constructed and imagined within state development policies and global structures. At a time when the tourism industry is “overbooked, " creating a backlash to tourism across the planet, a case is made that this is a perfect moment for an anthropology of tourism that recognizes and troubles the imaginaries of our travel bucket lists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFront and Back Stage of Tourism Performance
Subtitle of host publicationImaginaries and Bucket List Venues
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780429792182
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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