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Ambivalent Encounters free pdf Jenny Huberman provides an ethnographic study of encounters between western tourists and the children who work as unlicensed peddlers and guides along the riverfront city of Banaras, India. She examines how and why these children elicit such powerful reactions from western tourists and locals in their community as well as how the children themselves experience their work and render it meaningful. Ambivalent Encounters brings together scholarship on the anthropology of childhood, tourism, consumption, and exchange to ask why children emerge as objects of the international tourist gaze- what role they play in representing socio-economic change- how children are valued and devalued- why they elicit anxieties, fantasies, and debates- and what these tourist encounters teach us more generally about the nature of human interaction. It examines the role of gender in mediating experiences of social change-girls are praised by locals for participating constructively in the informal tourist economy while boys are accused of deviant behavior. Huberman is interested equally in the children's and adults' perspectives- her own experiences as a western visitor and researcher provide an intriguing entry into her interpretations.

About Jenny Huberman

JENNY HUBERMAN is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Missouri Kansas City. "

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Author : Jenny Huberman
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Data Published : 15 September 2012
ISBN : 0813554063
EAN : 9780813554068
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 246 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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