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Conference Program

Reflections and New Directions:  A Conference on the Anthropology of Tourism

In Honor of Valene L. Smith

Date:  March 4-5, 2011

Location:  California State University , Chico

Conference Chair: Sharon Bohn Gmelch

Keynote Speaker:  Margaret Byrne Swain

Registration:  Register online at http://www.csuchico.edu/anth/museum/

Registration Fee: $85    Early Bird Fee: $75   Student Fee:  $35

For More Information Call: 530-898-5397



Opening Tribute to Valene Smith: Nelson Graburn (UC Berkeley)

Keynote Address: Margaret Byrne Swain (UC Davis)



Welcome to Conference: Sharon Gmelch (U San Francisco & Union College ), Georgia Fox (CSU Chico ) & Valene Smith (CSU Chico )

Session 1: The Many Uses of Tourism (session chair: Sharon Gmelch)

Jesse Dizard (CSU Chico ): The Commodification of Experience

Amanda Stronza ( Texas A&M): Visions of Tourism: From Modernization to Sustainability

Elizabeth Garland ( Union College ): Poverty Tourism: NGOs, ‘Voluntourists,’ and the Work of Government in Africa

Alexis Bunten ( Humboldt State University ): More Like Ourselves: Balancing Ethics, Commerce and Representation in Indigenous Business Models.

Discussant: Margaret Swain


Session Two: Tourism as Economic and Disaster Recovery (session chair: Adam Kaul)

Adam Kaul ( Augustana College ): Tourism in the West of Ireland :  Solution to Economic Collapse

 or Part of the Problem?

Connie Z. Atkinson ( University of New Orleans ): “In that Number” – Tourism in Post-Disaster New Orleans

Teresa Leopold ( Sunderland University ): Community Vulnerability in the Recovery of a Disaster Destination

Susan Stonich (UC Santa Barbara ): A UNESCO World Heritage Site at Risk: Addressing the Contradictions between Tourism Development and Conservation in the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

Discussant: Adam Kaul


Session Three: Visualizing Tourism: Film, Photography and Fantasy (session chair:  Jim Hoesterey)

Kent Wisniewski ( Santa Rosa ): “I Just Want to Participate a Little Bit”: An Ethnographic Look at Caboclo Perceptions of Tourists and Tourism along the Middle Rio Negro , Brazil

Jim Hoesterey ( Lake Forest College ): Fantasies of First Contact: Tourism on the Travel Channel

Brian Brazeal (CSU Chico ) and Steve Selka ( Indiana University ): African-American Heritage

Tourism and Religion in Brazil

Jamie Meltzer (Stanford): La Caminata – A Simulated Border Crossing and Indigenous Tourism

Discussant: Jim Hoesterey


Saturday Evening Banquet (CSU, Chico), Toast to Valene Smith: Charles Urbanowicz (CSU Chico)

Heather McCafferty, MA Anthropology
Curator, Chico Museum
Instructor, Butte College
Assistant, Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

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