Converging Interests - Traders, Travelers, and Tourists in Southeast Asia
Edited by Jill Forshee with Christina Fink and Sandra Cate
1999 $25.95 344 pgs.
ISBN 0-87725-350-1 Monograph Series 36
Converging Interests explores the historic and contemporary cultures of travel in Southeast Asia, from Burma to the Philippines. The essays describe the converging paths--and categories--of traders, travelers, tourists, and pilgrims as they intersect with each other and as they inflect local communities and national economies.
Working from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, the authors examine urban traffic jams, go-go bars, and souvenir shops, as well as rural "animist" societies made famous--and often transformed--by colonial, ethnographic, and tourist interests. Others focus on the hybrid settlements that have evolved idiosyncratically as tourist centers. Together, they illuminate key dynamics operating in contemporary and historic Southeast Asia and the unforeseeable directions that all travel takes.
Nelson Graburn - Foreword: Southeast Asia on My Mind
Jill Forshee - Introduction: Converging Interests: Traders, Travelers, and Tourists in Southeast Asia
Part One: Encounters on Modern Meeting Grounds
Sandra Cate - Cars-Stuck-Together: Tourism and the Bangkok Traffic Jam
Judith Mayer - Everyone Wants to Get A Head: Environmental and Cultural Tourism in the Borneo Interior
Christina Fink - "Visit Myanmar Year": Tourism in Burma
Marc Askew - Strangers and Lovers: Thai Women Sex Workers and Western Men in the "Pleasure Space" of Bangkok
Part Two: Transformations through Time
Robert R. Reed - The Antipolo Pilgrimage: Hispanic Origins, Filipino Transformation, and Contemporary Religious Tourism
Annabel Biles, Kate Lloyd, and William S. Logan - Romancing Vietnam: The Formation and Function of Tourist Images of Vietnam
Craig T. Latrell - Neither Traveler Nor Tourist: The Accidental Legacy of Antonin Artaud
Part Three: Presenting Local Arts in the Global Dialogue
Kathleen M. Adams - Taming Traditions: Torajan Ethnicity in the Age of Tourism
Ian Walters - Where the Action Was: Tourism and War Memorabilia from Vietnam
C. Andrew Causey - Making a Man Malu: Western Tourists and Toba Bataks in the Souvenir Marketplace
Jill Forshee - Domains of Pedaling: Souvenirs, Becak Drivers, and Tourism in Yogyakarta, Java
Herbert P. Phillips - Afterword: Thoughts on the Past and the Future
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