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In search of a nobler past : incanismo and community tourism in Saraguro, Ecuador

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dc.contributor.advisor Wilson, Patrick
dc.contributor.author Jenson, Jason
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-28T22:10:34Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-28T22:10:34Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/3076
dc.description viii, 213 leaves; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Historical notions of Noble Savagery have been contemporarily translated and massified in popular culture so that traits that “Indigenous People” are believed to possess, are conflated with those of the Noble Savage of lore and taken for granted as truth. The Noble Savage is the embodiment of the tourist’s notion of the authentic; the more traits Indigenous people are assumed to share with the western notion of the Noble Savage the more authentic they are deemed, and the more attractive they are to the visiting tourist. In Saraguro tourism and incanismo mutually validate and reinforce each other. Tourists valorize their own preconceived notions of indigenous culture, and in turn validate incanismo through participation in Incaic cultural performances. Neo-Incans are objectifying and consuming their own dreams though the tourist gaze, and the resultant cultural commodification and the (re)appropriation of a nobler past has led to cultural revalorization of an indigenous elite. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Anthropology, c2011 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Tourism -- Ecuador en_US
dc.subject Noble savage en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Saraguro (Ecuador) -- Description and travel en_US
dc.subject Culture and tourism -- Ecuador -- Saraguro en_US
dc.subject Tourists -- Ecuador -- Saraguro -- Attitudes en_US
dc.title In search of a nobler past : incanismo and community tourism in Saraguro, Ecuador en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Anthropology en_US

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