The island of Bali has long been characterized in the West as the
last "paradise" on earth, but there is far more to this small
Indonesian province. Bali Tourism presents an enlightening
ethnographic study of some of the most important icons-for tourists
and locals alike-in Balinese culture and society and explores the
growth of this island as an "exotic" vacation destination. In
addition, it offers a firsthand look at many aspects of daily life,
a semiotic analysis of its dominant cultural symbols, and insights
into tourists' perceptions of Bali. A thirty page photo section
offers a unique glimpse at this remarkable island. Through a
distinctive use of cultural analysis and psychoanalytic modes of
interpretation, Bali Tourism offers an in-depth study of Balinese
tourism, society, and character. This handy, easy-to-read text is
an essential overview of what the island has to offer tourists and
looks at the exciting possibilities-and the potential pitfalls-of
visiting this extraordinary land. The book paints a vivid portrait
of this country's hidden gems and popular tourist destinations,
exploring the ways visitors see Bali-and how the Balinese see
visitors-as well as the promise and problems Bali faces in
developing its tourism industry. Bali Tourism is an ideal book to
read before visiting Bali yourself-or recommending/planning a trip
for others. The fresh insights it presents will help make any trip
to the region more rewarding for the traveler. It is also a unique
scholarly resource, complete with informative tables, references,
and a bibliography, for academics and students at all levels of
|Country of origin:
Arthur Asa Berger
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