Tarzan Was an Eco-tourist
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Tarzan Was an Eco-tourist

...and Other Tales in the Anthropology of Adventure
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ISBN-13:
9781782381952
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Seiten:
340
Autor:
Luis Vivanco
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PDF
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Web PDF
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Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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Adventure is currently enjoying enormous interest in public culture. The image of Tarzan provides a rewarding lens through which to explore this phenomenon. In their day, Edgar Rice Burrough’s novels enjoyed great popularity because Tarzan represented the consummate colonial-era adventurer: a white man whose noble civility enabled him to communicate with and control savage peoples and animals. The contemporary Tarzan of movies and cartoons is in many ways just as popular, but carries different connotations. Tarzan is now the consummate “eco-tourist:” a cosmopolitan striving to live in harmony with nature, using appropriate technology, and helpful to the natives who cannot seem to solve their own problems. Tarzan is still an icon of adventure, because like all adventurers, his actions have universal qualities: doing something previously untried, revealing the previously undiscovered, and experiencing the unadulterated. Prominent anthropologists have come together in this volume to reflect on various aspects of this phenomenon and to discuss contemporary forms of adventure.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors

Chapter 1. Introduction
Robert J. Gordon


PART I: THE ADVENTUROUS WORLDS OF SIMMEL AND TARZAN


Chapter 2. Simmel and Frazer: The Adventure and the Adventurer
Aram A. Yengoyan


Chapter 3. Adventure in the Zeitgeist, Adventures in Reality: Simmel, Tarzan, and Beyond
Daniel Bradburd


Chapter 4. Tarzan and the Lost Races: Anthropology and Early Science Fiction
Alan Barnard


Chapter 5. Avant-garde or Savant-garde: The Eco-Tourist as Tarzan
A. David Napier


PART II: EXHIBITIONARY ADVENTURES


Chapter 6. They Sold Adventure: Martin and Osa Johnson in the New Hebrides
Lamont Lindstrom


Chapter 7. Jacaré: Cold War Warrior from the Jungles of the Amazon
Neil L. Whitehead


Chapter 8. The Work of Environmentalism in an Age of Televisual Adventures
Luis A. Vivanco


PART III: HIGH ADVENTURES


Chapter 9. Five Miles Out: Communion and Commodification among the Mountaineers
David L.R. Houston


Chapter 10. Crampons and Cook Pots: The Democratization and Feminizations of Adventure on Aconcagua
Joy Logan


Chapter 11. The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love: The Peace Corps as Adventure
Michael J. Sheridan and Jason J. Price


Chapter 12. Doing Africa: Travelers, Adventurers, and American Conquest of Africa
Kathryn Mathers and Laura Hubbard


PART IV: CROSS-CULTURAL ADVENTURES


Chapter 13. “Oh Shucks, Here Comes UNTAG!”: Peacekeeping as Adventure in Namibia
Robert J. Gordon


Chapter 14. A Head for Adventure
Steven Rubenstein


PART V: BRINGING ADVENTURE HOME


Chapter 15. Riding Herd on the New World Order: Spectacular Adventuring and U.S. Imperialism
Keally McBride


Chapter 16. Adventure and Regulation in Contemporary Anthropological Fieldwork
David Stoll


Bibliography
Index

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