Tourism, Magic and Modernity: Cultivating the Human Garden

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Drawing from extended fieldwork in La Reunion, in the Indian Ocean, the author suggests an innovative re-reading of different concepts of magic that emerge in the global cultural economics of tourism. Following the making and unmaking of the tropical island tourism destination of La Reunion, he demonstrates how destinations are transformed into magical pleasure gardens in which human life is cultivated for tourist consumption. Like a gardener would cultivate flowers, local development policy, nature conservation, and museum ...

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    • Title: Tourism, Magic and Modernity by David Picard
    • Publisher: Berghahn Books
    • Print ISBN: 9780857452016, 0857452010
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    • Edition: 2011 1st edition
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