This text broadens the discussion and challenges the traditional paradigm which presents tourism as an outside force - independent of any cultural or symbolic system - making an impact on an indigenous society. The contributors reconceptualize the local and the global, avoiding basic oppositions such as centre versus periphery, modern versus traditional, macro versus micro and the North versus South. Instead, they demonstrate that the local cannot be understood without the global, and that the global can never be isolated from the regional setting within which it operates. tourism within the same framework as other transnational global studies. In addition, it offers a contribution to the debate on identity and otherness, touching upon the fundamental issues of us and them, collectivity and difference.
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Identity and Change
Sage Studies in International Sociology, Vol 47
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