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Review of The Pursuit of Happiness: Black Women, Diasporic Dreams, and the Politics of Emotional Transnationalism. Bianca C. Williams. Duke University Press, 2018.

By Erica Lorraine Williams I recently spent two weeks in Lisbon, Portugal. It was the end of an incredibly busy semester, and I had recently finished reading Bianca…

Touro-terror-ists

Good to see Terror and the Tour appear (in 2016 – I’m a little slow) in Liminalities journal and give Peter Phipps and Malcolm Crick a deserved nod, since…

Expats, Tourists and “Matter out of Place”

Using Mary Douglas’s notion of matter out of place, I posit that when the government changed the law and increased their negative rhetoric about foreign workers, people like…

The Rumour of Calcutta – digital book

22 years ago my first book was typeset and laid out in the days before electronics – well, an electric typesetting machine was plugged into a wall, but…

Volunteer Tourism

This volume had escaped my notice, and the introduction makes the rest look worth getting. Have a look here at WandaVrasti.

Devil’s Lake and Salmon River Encampment

Devil’s Lake is in Lincoln City, in fact it is the only such lake and state park completely contained within a city in Oregon. The Continue reading

Georg Materna: “Two tribes of capitalists”: Neoconomists and politiconomists in a Senegalese marketplace

Research on capitalism commonly distinguishes between neoclassical economics and political economy. If neoclassical economics have dominated scientific debates since the 1930s at the latest, the ninet…

Restored 18th century Danish tavern to be inaugurated today

[JH comment: now if you were plying the illicit opium trade on behalf of dodgy East India Company officials, you’d also need to stop by the Tavern and…

Backpackers in Calcutta again

From: The Global Nomad: Backpacker Travel in Theory and Practice edited by Dr. Greg Richards, Dr. Julie Wilson 2004   And From: A Common Mission: Healthy Patterns in Congregational…

The Rumour of Calcutta

Reviews of a twenty year old book. Yup, Thanks heaps: Filed under: books, calcutta, tourism

Guest Post: An Encounter with Basket Traditions in Zanzibar City

I am very happy to here share a guest post by Kurt Dewhurst and Marsha MacDowell of the Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, Michigan, USA. Traditions of handmade, woven…

“Capitalism Is Just around the Corner…”

A view on tourism and economic development from rural Cuba Expanding private business “Everyone is now crazy for renting,” my friend Julio told me during my last stay…

Anthropologists Weigh in on the Sustainability of Tourism

With 1 billion annual tourists worldwide (and rising), the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) declared 2017 the Year of Sustainable Tourism. But how—and if—tourism can be sustainable, particularly as…

The Perils and Privileges of an Amazonian Hallucinogen

As practices associated with the use of ayahuasca grow in popularity, so do concerns about the appropriation of Indigenous traditions. Barbara Fraser Jens Kossmagk gazed into the darkness…

Videos: The Adventures of the Master Class Reconsidered

Here we return to the theme of the previous feature on “reality tourism,” and the promotional materials produced by the Razor’s Edge company. With this, we complete our…

Images Matter #ThinkingVisually

Though the visual is well established in areas of study like anthropology, many other social science disciplines have been slow to incorporate images into their research. Visual research…

Inside a Moroccan Marijuana Farm

With my gaze fixed on the horizon, I stood at the bow of a ferry that carried me across the Strait of Gibraltar. One by one, the peaks…

‘This House Is Occupied’: Demolition Politics in the Belgian ‘spookstad’ of Doel

Last week I visited the small ghost town (“spookstad” in Dutch) of Doel in northwest Belgium. Doel has been at the center of an international controversy for the…

How Hostels Have Turned Backpackers Into “Brokepackers”

Hostels used to be reliably inexpensive options for backpackers. That is no longer the case. Michelle Jones In May 2014, having recently completed my master’s degree in anthropology,…

Ethnography & Tourism: Part III

Part of the blog-writing duo had the opportunity to travel from Canada to Japan for one short week. During this time, blogger Jennifer Long wanted to explore the…

Ethnography & Tourism: Part III

Part of the blog-writing duo had the opportunity to travel from Canada to Japan for one short week. During this time, blogger Jennifer Long wanted to explore the…

Ethnography & Tourism: Part II

Part of the blog-writing duo had the opportunity to travel from Canada to Japan for one short week. During this time, blogger Jennifer Long wanted to explore the…

Ethnography & Tourism: Part II

Part of the blog-writing duo had the opportunity to travel from Canada to Japan for one short week. During this time, blogger Jennifer Long wanted to explore the…

Ethnography & Tourism: Part I

Part of the blog-writing duo had the opportunity to travel from Canada to Japan for one short week. During this time, blogger Jennifer Long wanted to explore the…