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Author Huberman, Jennifer.

Title Ambivalent encounters : childhood, tourism, and social change in Banaras, India / Jenny Huberman.

Imprint New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2012.
Publication Info. 2012


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 227 pages)
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Series Rutgers series in childhood studies
Rutgers series in childhood studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-219) and index.
Contents Children, tourists, and locals -- A tourist town -- Conceptions of children -- Girls and boys on the ghats -- Innocent children or little adults? -- The minds and hearts of children -- Conceptions of value -- Earning, spending, saving -- Something extra -- Money, gender, and the (im)morality of exchange -- Conclusion.
Note Print version record.
Summary This ethnographic study brings together scholarship on the anthropology of childhood, tourism, consumption, and exchange to examine how and why children working as unlicensed peddlers and tourist guides along the waterfront of Banaras, India, a popular and iconic tourist destination, elicit such powerful reactions from western visitors and locals in their community and explores how the children themselves experience their work and render it meaningful. Ambivalent Encounters brings together scholarship on the anthropology of childhood, tourism, consumption, and exchange to ask why children emerge as objects of the international tourist gaze; what role they play in representing socio-economic change; how children are valued and devalued; why they elicit anxieties, fantasies, and debates; and what these tourist encounters teach us more generally about the nature of human interaction.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Language English.
Subject Child labor -- India -- Vrnasi (Uttar Pradesh)
Social interaction -- India -- Vrnasi (Uttar Pradesh)
Tourism -- India -- Vrnasi (Uttar Pradesh)
Tourists -- India -- Vrnasi (Uttar Pradesh)
Enfants -- Travail -- Inde -- Vrnasi (Uttar Pradesh)
Interaction sociale -- Inde -- Vrnasi (Uttar Pradesh)
Touristes -- Inde -- Vrnasi (Uttar Pradesh)
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Anthropology -- Cultural.
Child labor. (OCoLC)fst00854472
Social interaction. (OCoLC)fst01122562
Tourism. (OCoLC)fst01153142
Tourists. (OCoLC)fst01153237
India -- Vrnasi (Uttar Pradesh) (OCoLC)fst01313078
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Huberman, Jennifer. Ambivalent encounters. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2012 9780813554075 (DLC) 2012005167 (OCoLC)777364335
ISBN 9780813554082 (electronic bk.)
081355408X (electronic bk.)
9781461934912 (electronic bk.)
1461934915 (electronic bk.)
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