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Happy World Tourism Day



September 27th is World Tourism Day and this year’s theme is Tourism and the Digital Transformation. The purpose of WTD is to raise awareness of the role of tourism within the international community and a unique opportunity to explore potential contribution of digital technologies to sustainable tourism development. For more information please visit


Berghahn is happy to present a selection of relevant titles and offer a limited time 25% discount on all our Travel and Tourism books. Simply enter discount code WTD18 at checkout, valid through October 27th, 2018.

For a limited time, we’re pleased to offer FREE access to select journal articles in honor of World Tourism Day. See below for details.


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Ecotourism, Local Knowledge, and Nature Therapies in Okinawa
Andrea E. Murray

Volume 40, New Directions in Anthropology


“… a wonderful ethnographic work…As readers navigate through shared narratives and collective histories, they cannot help but feel they are immersed within the Okinawan culture. Libraries with anthropological collections focusing on Pacific Island studies (with a primary focus on Japan) or cultural heritage tourism should have a copy of this work. Highly recommended.” • Choice

Read Introduction: “We Want Them to Know Nature


New in Paperback

Valerio Simoni
Foreword by Nelson Graburn

Volume 38, New Directions in Anthropology


“While his work touches on themes such as migration, north/south divide, transnationalism, and the nature of socializing and social boundaries, this is primarily an anthropological study of relationships generated through tourism, featuring pithy ethnographic vignettes. Tourism and Informal Encounters in Cuba offers readers a multilayered analysis of connecting across boundaries, as visitors and hosts negotiate power, desire, fear, and hope.” • Anthropos

Read Introduction: Relating through Tourism


Edited by Garth Lean, Russell Staiff, and Emma Waterton


Travel and Representation is a timely volume of essays that explores and re-examines the various convergences between literature, art, photography, television, cinema and travel. The essays do so in a way that appreciates the entanglement of representations and travel at a juncture in theoretical work that recognizes the limits of representation, things that lie outside of representation and the continuing power of representation. The emphasis is on the myriad ways travelers/scholars employ representation in their writing/analyses as they re-think the intersections between travelers, fields of representation, imagination, emotions and corporeal experiences in the past, the present and the future.

Read Introduction
: Travel and Representation: Past, Present, Future


Studying and Volunteering Abroad
Edited by Neriko Doerr and Hannah Taïeb


What draws people to study abroad or volunteer in far-off communities? Often the answer is romance – the romance of landscapes, people, languages, the very sense of border-crossing – and longing for liberation, attraction to the unknown, yearning to make a difference. This volume explores the complicated and often fraught desires to study and volunteer abroad. In doing so, the book sheds light on how affect is managed by educators and mobilized by students and volunteers themselves, and how these structures of feeling relate to broader social and economic forces.



Momentous Mobilities: Anthropological Musings on the Meanings of TravelMOMENTOUS MOBILITIES
Anthropological Musings on the Meanings of Travel
Noel B. Salazar

Volume 4, Worlds in Motion


Both focusing specifically on how various societies and cultures imagine and value boundary-crossing mobilities “elsewhere” and drawing heavily on his own European lifeworld, the author examines momentous travels abroad in the context of education, work, and spiritual quests and the search for a better quality of life.

Read Introduction: Mapping Mobility


Development, Tourism and the Politics of Benevolence in Mozambique
João Afonso Baptista

Volume 30, EASA Series


Drawing on ethnographic research in the village of Canhane, which is host to the first community tourism project in Mozambique, The Good Holiday explores the confluence of two powerful industries: tourism and development, and explains when, how and why tourism becomes development and development, tourism. The volume further explores the social and material consequences of this merging, presenting the confluence of tourism and development as a major vehicle for the exercise of ethics, and non-state governance in contemporary life.

Read Introduction


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Anthropological Approaches
Edited by Noel B. Salazar and Nelson H. H. Graburn
Afterword by Naomi Leite


“This book establishes ‘imaginaries’ as part of the conceptual apparatus of the anthropology of tourism [and] contributes to social anthropology more generally by exploring how tourism imaginaries intersect with broader cultural and ideological structures… The wealth of its ethnography, combined with its innovative conceptual approaches, exemplifies the strengths anthropology is bringing to interdisciplinary tourism studies.” · Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Read Introduction: Toward an Anthropology of Tourism Imaginaries


In Paperback

Spaces, Places and Structures
Carolin Funck and Malcolm Cooper

Volume 5, Asia-Pacific Studies: Past and Present 


“The volume’s scope suggests how daunting the editors’ task was, and they do a credible job, addressing issues ranging from governmental policy to heritage tourism to the possibilities of virtual tourism in the 21st century. This is a good introduction to the subject… what the authors do accomplish is significant, particularly for comparative tourism studies…Highly recommended.” · Choice


In Paperback

Globalization, Tourism and Identity in the Anthropology of Dance
Edited by Hélène Neveu Kringelbach and Jonathan Skinner

Volume 4, Dance and Performance Studies


“While globalization and tourism are included in the discussion of dance, the strength of the content is in understanding the composition of dance and the role dance plays in shaping cultures.” · Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change

Read Introduction: The Movement of Dancing Cultures


In Paperback

Cultivating the Human Garden
David Picard
Foreword by Nelson Graburn

Volume 32, New Directions in Anthropology


“The book demonstrates that the ethnographic genre can be effective in advancing a deeper, more thickly described account of tourism at the same time as tourism offers an advantageous lens through which to understand the cultural politics of globalization generally…Its greatest contribution would seem to be a new way of theorizing the complex conjunctions of nature and culture that so often orientalize host societies in tourism imaginaries.” · Annals of Tourism Research



Access Related Articles until October 10!

The International Journal of Travel & Travel Writing

Journeys is an interdisciplinary journal that explores travel as a practice and travel writing as a genre, reflecting the rich diversity of travel and journeys as social and cultural practices as well as their significance as metaphorical processes.

The Corpus of London: (Dis)covering the Victorian City by David W. Chapman

“We Are a Traveling People”: Tourism, Travel Journalism, and the Construction of a Modern National Identity in Sweden by Emilia Ljungberg



Anthropology in Action
Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice

Anthropology in Action is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles, commentaries, research reports, and book reviews in applied anthropology.

Wine Tourism in the Temecula Valley: Neoliberal Development Policies and Their Contradictions by Kevin A. Yelvington, Jason L. Simms and Elizabeth Murray