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Cuban Color in Tourism and La Lucha: An Ethnography of Racial Meanings

by L. Kaifa Roland

This book explores the tensions and contradictions of post-Soviet-era Cuba's use of tourism, a fundamentally capitalist tool, to sustain its socialist economy.

Cultural Heritage and Tourism

by Dallen J. Timothy

One of the most salient forms of modern-day tourism is based on the heritage of humankind. The majority of all global travel entails some element of the cultural past, as hundreds of millions of people visit cultural attractions, heritage festivals, and historic places each year. The book delves into this vast form of tourism by providing a comprehensive examination of its issues, current debates, concepts and practices. It looks at the social, physical and economic impacts, which cause destinations, site managers and interpreters to consider not only how to plan and manage resources but also how to portray the past in ways that are acceptable, accurate, accessible and politically relevant. In the process, however, the depth of heritage politics, the authenticity and inauthenticity of place and experience, and the urgent need to protect living and built cultures are exposed. The book explores these and many other current issues surrounding the management of cultural resources for tourism. In order to help students relate concepts to real-world situations it combines theory and practice, is student learning oriented, is written accessibly for all readers and is empirically rich.

Cultural Tourism in a Changing World

by Melanie K. Smith Mike Robinson

Cultural Tourism in a Changing World provides an in-depth analysis of the key political and social debates in the field of cultural tourism, drawing on a range of international examples to exemplify the issues raised. The authors highlight the complex dynamism of cultural tourism and its potential to transform destinations and peoples in a rapidly changing world.

The Cultural Wealth of Nations

by Nina Bandelj Frederick F. Wherry

Symbolic resources affect social, cultural, and economic development. The value of being "Made in America" or "Made in Italy," for example, depends not only on the material advantages each place offers but also on the symbolic resources embedded in those places of production. Drawing on case studies that range from the vineyards of South Africa and the textiles of Thailand to the Mundo Maya in Latin America and tourist destinations in Tuscany, this volume examines the various forms that cultural wealth takes, the processes involved in its construction, and the ways it is deployed. Leading scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds examine how symbolic resources and cultural understandings help firms and regions develop. Through a thoughtful analysis of current- day cases, as well as historical developments,The Cultural Wealth of Nationsoffers an exciting new alternative to standard economic explanations about the wealth and poverty of nations.

Culture and Customs of Greece

by Artemis Leontis

Leontis presents an overview of the culture and traditions of Greece that is aimed at general readers and students. He provides information on the land, people, history, religion, society, leisure, holidays, food, language and literature, music and dance, media, theater, cinema, and architecture and art of the country, focusing on the language as the center of the culture. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Culture and Customs of Honduras

by Janet N. Gold

For students and general readers, Gold (Latin American literature, U. of New Hampshire) describes the culture and customs of Honduras. She covers the country's national identity and regional and linguistic diversity, indigenous peoples, religion, daily life, food, dress, sports, media, literature and oral tradition, traditional artistry and handcrafts, and visual and performing arts. She includes information about individuals and contributions not easily accessible in English and gives less attention to topics extensively documented in English elsewhere, such as the Mayan civilization of Copán. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Culture Shock! Australia

by Ilsa Sharp

In addition to explaining Australia to newcomers and visitors in the hope of bridging culture gaps and improving the chances of mutual empathy and friendship, it is the author's wish that Australians will, through this book, see themselves through outsiders' eyes.

Culture Shock! Austria: A Guide To Customs And Etiquette

by Susan Roraff Julie Krejci

Whether you travel for business, pleasure, or a combination of the two, the ever-popular "Culture Shock!" series belongs in your backpack or briefcase. Get the nuts-and-bolts information you need to survive and thrive wherever you go.

Culture Shock! Bahrain

by Harvey Tripp Margaret Tripp

Bahrain--the world's smallest desert kingdom, yet immensely rich in culture and history. Bahrain's history was born in the ancient world. The book has primarily been written from a Western perspective for English-speaking visitors. It contains background information on historical events, providing the reader with an insight as to how Bahrainis have evolved their unique culture, appearing to be the same as other Arabs in the Arabian Gulf. This book is also a guide to customs and etiquette of Bahrain. There are no absolute binding rules, other than to remember that the visitor is a guest in Bahrain and should therefore pay due deference to the host--the Bahrainis.

Culture Shock! Barcelona At Your Door

by Mark Cramer

Get the nuts-and-bolts information you need to survive and thrive in Barcelona. Written by someone who has lived and worked in Barcelona, this "Culture Shock!" guide is easy-to-read, accurate. and an entertaining crash course in local customs and etiquette. The practical guide offers the inside information travelers need whether they are a student, a parent, a globetrotter, or a working traveler.

Culture Shock! Beijing

by Kay Jones Anthony Pan

With over three million copies in print, Culture Shock! is a bestselling series of culture and etiquette guides covering countless destinations around the world. For anyone at risk of culture shock, whether a tourist or a long-term resident, Culture Shock! provides a sympathetic and fun-filled crash course on the do's and don'ts in foreign cultures. Fully updated and sporting a fresh new look, the revised editions of these books enlighten and inform through such topics as language, food and entertaining, social customs, festivals, relationships, and business tips. Culture Shock! books are packed with useful details on transportation, taxes, finances, accommodation, health, food and drink, clothes, shopping, festivals, and much, much more.

Culture Shock! Borneo

by Heidi Munn

Whether you travel for business, pleasure, or a combination of the two, the ever-popular "Culture Shock!" series belongs in your backpack or briefcase. Get the nuts-and-bolts information you need to survive and thrive wherever you go.

Culture Shock! Cambodia

by Peter North

Culture Shock! Cambodia provides all the essential information one needs to make settling into this once war-torn country as painless as possible. Benefit from the practical advice provided including how to find accommodation and employment, which schools to put your children in, as well as the documentation required when applying for the various facilities and licences. Discover what to do when encountering monks with mobile phones and how to ride a motorcycle taxi Cambodian-style. Learn more about the Cambodian people and understand the irony behind their warm and friendly nature. Grasp the basics of the Khmer language and browse through the list of places to explore especially the infamous Angkor Wat. Culture Shock! Cambodia is a valuable guide for anyone who wants to visit or stay in the beautiful country of Cambodia.

Culture Shock! Chile

by Susan Roraff Laura Comacho

Readers will never feel intimidated and awkward about the customs and etiquette of another foreign country again. With the insights provided in this "Culture Shock Chile!" title, they'll learn to see beyond the stereotypes and misinformation that often precede a visit to a foreign land.

Culture Shock! China

by Kevin Sinclair Iris W. Po-Yee

This book tells you everything you need to know about daily life in several cities, specifically China.

Culture Shock! Czech Republic

by Tim Nollen

With over three million copies in print, Culture Shock! is a bestselling series of culture and etiquette guides covering countless destinations around the world. For anyone at risk of culture shock, whether a tourist or a long-term resident, Culture Shock! provides a sympathetic and fun-filled crash course on the do's and don'ts in foreign cultures. Fully updated and sporting a fresh new look, the revised editions of these books enlighten and inform through such topics as language, food and entertaining, social customs, festivals, relationships, and business tips. Culture Shock! books are packed with useful details on transportation, taxes, finances, accommodation, health, food and drink, clothes, shopping, festivals, and much, much more.

Culture Shock! Ecuador

by Nicholas Crowder

Culture Shock! Ecuador is a must for anyone wishing to visit or settle in Ecuador. Packed with essential information, resource guides, and language tips, this book covers every practicality, and provides an in-depth understanding of the people and culture of this diverse country which is also known for its Panama hats and many species of turtles. Become accustomed to Ecuadorian etiquette and understand the concept of asi es la vida (life is so). Be aware of the differences between the Quechua, Huaorani, and Cayapas peoples and be fully prepared should you fall ill to Chagas disease or malaria. Culture Shock! Ecuador is the comprehensive guide that will lead you through the ups and downs of settling into life in this fascinating country and help you to appreciate what it truly means to be in Ecuador.

Culture Shock! Finland

by Deborah Swallow

This book, written with love and admiration, has a different focus--it tries to paint a picture of Finnish life, as seen through the author's eyes and heard through his ears, and draws on Finnish history to explain its culture, traditions, behaviour, literature, music and mindset.

Culture Shock! France

by Sally Adamson Taylor

With over three million copies in print, Culture Shock! is a bestselling series of culture and etiquette guides covering countless destinations around the world. For anyone at risk of culture shock, whether a tourist or a long-term resident, Culture Shock! provides a sympathetic and fun-filled crash course on the do's and don'ts in foreign cultures. Fully updated and sporting a fresh new look, the revised editions of these books enlighten and inform through such topics as language, food and entertaining, social customs, festivals, relationships, and business tips. Culture Shock! books are packed with useful details on transportation, taxes, finances, accommodation, health, food and drink, clothes, shopping, festivals, and much, much more.

Culture Shock! Germany

by Richard Lord

Germany is probably best known for its turbulent history and its role in shaping world events. Most recently, with the commercial liberation the European Union has brought and the realities of reunification, Germany is considered the engine of the European economy. Culture Shock! Germany will take you beyond the stereotypes and introduce you to this vibrant and complex society that is still coming to terms with its own identity. This book provides the information and perspectives on German society that will allow newcomers to adapt quickly and help them reap the benefits of life here.

Culture Shock! Greece

by Clive L. Rawlins

Get the nuts-and-bolts information you need to survive and thrive wherever you go. "Culture Shock!" country guides are easy-to-read, accurate, and entertaining crash courses in local customs and etiquette. "Culture Shock!" practical guides offer the inside information you need whether you're a student, a parent, a globetrotter, or a working traveler. "Culture Shock!" at your Door guides equip you for daily life in some of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. And "Culture Shock! Success Secrets" guides offer relevant, practical information with the real-life insights and cultural know-how that can make the difference between business success and failure. Each "Culture Shock!" title is written by someone who's lived and worked in the country, and each book is packed with practical, accurate, and enjoyable information to help you find your way and feel at home.

Culture Shock! Hawai'i

by Brent Massey

This book has information on physical orientation but more importantly, it tells you about the people: what they value, why they act the way they do and how their unique history affects their philosophy and way of life. This book will help you cope with the volcano of unexpected issues when living in Hawai'i.

Culture Shock! Hungary

by Zsuzsanna Ardó

This book initiates you into some of the important steps and routines of the Hungarian culture. It makes you aware of local patterns so that you can avoid misconstruing them and aim to recognise individual variations on the cultural theme.

Culture Shock! India

by Gitanjali Kolanad

A guide to the customs, etiquette, food, traditions of India as well as information on entertaining, setting up business, setting up house, and social diversions

Culture Shock! Indonesia

by Barbara Hall Cathie Draine

Information and background for travelers and expatriates. Includes a brief history and description of the more familiar areas and ethnic groups (limited to Java, Sumatra, Bali, and Sulawesi) and facts, examples, and language to help the "shocked" function in society, business, and residence.

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