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Tarzan Was an Eco-tourist

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Table of Contents

Introduction Robert J. Gordon Chapter 1. Simmel and Frazer: The Adventure and the Adventurer Aram A. Yengoyan Chapter 2. Adventure in Zeitgeist, Adventures in Reality: Simmel, Tarzan, and Beyond Daniel Bradburd Chapter 3. Tarzan and the Lost Races: Anthropology and Early Science Fiction Alan Barnard Chapter 4. Avant-garde or Savant-garde: The Eco-Tourist as Tarzan A. David Napier Chapter 5. The Sold Adventure: Martin and Osa Johnson in the New Hebrides Lamont Lindstrom Chapter 6. Jacare: Cold War Warrior from the Jungles of the Amazon Neil L. Whitehead Chapter 7. The Work of Environmentalism in an Age of Televisual Adventures Luis A. Vivanco Chapter 8. Five Miles Out: Communion and Commodification among the Mountaineers David L. R. Houston Chapter 9. Crampons and Cook Pots: The Democratization and Feminizations of Adventure on Aconcagua Joy Logan Chapter 10. The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love: The Peace Corps as Adventure Michael J. Sheridan and Jason J. Price Chapter 11. Doing Africa: Travelers, Adventurers, and American Conquest of Africa Kathryn Mathers and Laura Hubbard Chapter 12. "Oh Shucks, Here Comes UNTAG!": Peacekeeping as Adventure in Namibia Robert J. Gordon Chapter 13. A Head for Adventure Steven Subenstein Chapter 14. Riding Herd on the New World Order: Spectacular Adventuring and U.S. Imperialism Keally McBridge Chapter 15. Adventure and Regulation in Contemporary Anthropological Fieldwork David Stoll Bibliography Index

About the Author

Luis Vivanco is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont. His research focuses on the cultural politics of environmentalism and ecotourism in Latin America. Robert J. Gordon is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont.


"The editors and the authors of the essays in this book have made a clear attempt to unravel the complexity of adventure, including a re-affirmation of the importance of Simmel's seminal essays on adventure and the Alpine journey, and in doing so have offered the reader some fascinating analyses of adventure in contemporary society." * Environmental Sciences "An important strength of this collection is the ethnographic grounding of the chapters, which directly engage rich ethnographic understandings with Simmel's work. This book is a useful addition to the anthropological literature on travel and tourism, and it is a pleasurable adventure to read." * American Anthropologist

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