Ecotourism and Authenticity

@article{West2004EcotourismAA,
  title={Ecotourism and Authenticity},
  author={Paige West and James G. Carrier},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={2004},
  volume={45},
  pages={483 - 498}
}
Anthropologists have paid substantial attention to the environment and to tourism. However, they have paid less attention to their conjunction in ecotourism. This article focuses on Western ecotourism in relatively poor countries, approaching it as an expression of certain important Western values concerning the natural world and the people who live there. It places ecotourism within its broader politicaleconomic contextneoliberalism and the institutions that reflect it, which foster its spread… 
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