Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Q&A | August 19, 2014

Richard Kadrey: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Richard Kadrey



Describe your latest book. The Getaway God is the sixth book in the Sandman Slim series. In it, the very unholy nephilim, James Stark, aka Sandman... Continue »
  1. $17.49 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer

Ambivalent Encounters: Childhood, Tourism, and Social Change in Banaras, India (Series in Childhood Studies)

by

Ambivalent Encounters: Childhood, Tourism, and Social Change in Banaras, India (Series in Childhood Studies) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Jenny Huberman provides an ethnographic study of encounters between western tourists and the children who work as unlicensed peddlers and guides along the riverfront city of Banaras, India. She examines how and why these children elicit such powerful reactions from western tourists and locals in their community as well as how the children themselves experience their work and render it meaningful.

Ambivalent Encounters brings together scholarship on the anthropology of childhood, tourism, consumption, and exchange to ask why children emerge as objects of the international tourist gaze; what role they play in representing socio-economic change; how children are valued and devalued; why they elicit anxieties, fantasies, and debates; and what these tourist encounters teach us more generally about the nature of human interaction. It examines the role of gender in mediating experiences of social change—girls are praised by locals for participating constructively in the informal tourist economy while boys are accused of deviant behavior. Huberman is interested equally in the children’s and adults’ perspectives; her own experiences as a western visitor and researcher provide an intriguing entry into her interpretations.

           

Synopsis:

This ethnographic study brings together scholarship on the anthropology of childhood, tourism, consumption, and exchange to examine how and why children working as unlicensed peddlers and tourist guides along the waterfront of Banaras, India, a popular and iconic tourist destination, elicit such powerful reactions from western visitors and locals in their community and explores how the children themselves experience their work and render it meaningful.

About the Author

JENNY HUBERMAN is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Missouri–Kansas City.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Note on Translation and Transliteration

PART 1: Introductions

1. Children, Tourists, and Locals

2. A Tourist Town

PART 2: Conceptions of Children

3. Girls and Boys on the Ghats

4. Innocent Children or Little Adults?

5. The Minds and Hearts of Children

PART 3: Conceptions of Value

6. Earning, Spending, Saving

7. Something Extra

8. Money, Gender, and the (Im)morality of Exchange

9. Conclusion

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813554068
Author:
Huberman, Jennifer
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Author:
Huberman, Jenny
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Series in Childhood Studies
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
246
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruments » Strings
Business » General
Business » Management
Business » Writing
Children's » Activities » General
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Politics » Labor
Young Adult » General

Ambivalent Encounters: Childhood, Tourism, and Social Change in Banaras, India (Series in Childhood Studies) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$37.25 In Stock
Product details 246 pages Rutgers University Press - English 9780813554068 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,

This ethnographic study brings together scholarship on the anthropology of childhood, tourism, consumption, and exchange to examine how and why children working as unlicensed peddlers and tourist guides along the waterfront of Banaras, India, a popular and iconic tourist destination, elicit such powerful reactions from western visitors and locals in their community and explores how the children themselves experience their work and render it meaningful.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.