In the isle of the beholder : traversing place, exploring representations and experiences of Cook Islands tourism
Tourism is a salient contemporary context for tangled cross-cultural experiences and representations. Holidaying tourists, and those people who deal with tourists in 'host' countries, focus on making the present holiday moment a significant event. But while emphasis appears to be on the present time this relies on recourse to notions of past. For most tourists to the Cook Islands their own societies' pasts are imagined (even fictionalised), romanticised, and reflected in their experiences...[Show more]
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