Nowa książka prof. UAM dr hab. Natalii Bloch pt. „Encounters across Difference. Tourism and Overcoming Subalternity in India”
21 maja 2021 | Karolina Dziubata
Książka prof. UAM dr hab. Natalii Bloch pt. „Encounters across Difference. Tourism and Overcoming Subalternity in India” została opublikowana przez amerykańskie wydawnictwo Lexington Books w serii Anthropology of Tourism. Heritage, Mobility, and Society!
In Encounters across Difference, Natalia Bloch examines tourism encounters in the informal sector in India and their potential to empower subaltern communities. Drawing from ethnographic evidence in Hampi and Dharamshala, Bloch explores the potential of tourism to promote political engagement, volunteering, sponsorship, local entrepreneurship, and women’s empowerment. Contrary to the frequent criticism of tourism to the Global South as a colonial practice, Bloch argues that workers and small entrepreneurs in displaced communities see tourists as allies in their political struggles and, on a more individual level, as an opportunity to build better lives.