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Inhaltsangabe: Based on a detailed ethnography, this book explores the promises and expectations of tourism in Cuba, drawing attention to the challenges that tourists and local people face in establishing meaningful connections with each other. Notions of informal encounter and relational idiom illuminate ambiguous experiences of tourism harassment, economic transactions, hospitality, friendship, and festive and sexual relationships. Comparing these various connections, the author provides insight into the potential of touristic encounters to redefine their moral foundations, power dynamics, and implications, offering a new understanding of how contemporary relationships across difference and inequality are imagined and understood.
Rezension: "The book is very exciting and I look forward to the waves it will make in the Anthropology of Tourism, since it takes us beyond old debates about lines in the sand between tourists and hosts. Simoni nicely articulates ... that there are multiple desiring agents at work in Cuban tourism and it isn't so cut and dry as 'us' and 'them'." * L. Kaifa Roland, University of Colorado "This is an important work on the ambivalence of encounters with a priori strangers in the field of tourism, an aspect of social life that has been neglected in recent anthropological literature on tourism and in general, which often remains schematic and categorical." * David Picard, University of Lisbon