Tourism and Prosperity in Miao Land: Power and Inequality in Rural Ethnic China

Tourism and Prosperity in Miao Land: Power and Inequality in Rural Ethnic China

by Xianghong Feng


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In Tourism and Prosperity in Miao Land, Xianghong Feng focuses on the intersection of tourism, power, and inequality in the southern interior of China. In this region, capital-intensive and elite-directed tourism has reshaped the social and cultural patterns of the ethnic Miao and other local residents. Using ethnographic fieldwork conducted over the course of a decade, Feng examines the cultural reconstructions of space, ethnicity, gender, and morality within changing power structures. This book is recommended for scholars of anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, Asian studies, and tourism studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498509954
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 05/15/2017
Series: Anthropology of Tourism: Heritage, Mobility, and Society Series
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Xianghong Feng () is associate professor of anthropology at Eastern Michigan University.

Table of Contents

Part I: Tourism's "Great Leap Forward"
Chapter 1 The Place: The Mountain, The River, The People
Chapter 2 "Scaling Up": The McDonaldizing Village Tours
Part II: Living with Tourism
Chapter 3 Spatial Transformations: Constructing Tourism Sites
Chapter 4 From Tourism Marketplace to Village Homes: Gendered Work among the Local Miao
Chapter 5 Prosperity for Whom?: Tourism and the Poverty of Resources
Part III: One Village
Chapter 6 Before and After the Merger: Everyday Resistance in Village Life
Chapter 7 Competition and (In)equality: The Rise and Fall of Village Family Restaurants
Conclusion "Small" as a Solution

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