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Tarzan was an eco-tourist-- : and other tales in the anthropology of adventure / edited by Luis A. Vivanco and Robert J. Gordon.

Contributor(s): Vivanco, Luis Antonio, 1969- | Gordon, Robert J, 1947-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 320 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781782381952; 1782381953.Subject(s): Adventure and adventurers | AnthropologyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Tarzan was an eco-tourist--DDC classification: 910.4 LOC classification: G525 | .T29 2006Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction / Robert J. Gordon -- Part I: The adventurous worlds of Simmel and Tarzan. Simmel and Frazer : the adventure and the adventurer / Aram A. Yengoyan ; Adventure in the Zeitgeist, adventures in reality : Simmel, Tarzan, and beyond / Daniel Bradburd ; Tarzan and the lost races : anthropology and early science fiction / Alan Barnard ; Avant-garde or savant-garde : the eco-tourist as Tarzan / A. David Napier -- Part II: Exhibitionary adventures. They sold adventure : Martin and Osa Johnson in the New Hebrides / Lamont Lindstrom ; Jacaré : Cold War warrior from the jungles of the Amazon / Neil L. Whitehead ; The work of environmentalism in an age of televisual adventures / Luis A. Vivanco -- Part III: High adventures. Five miles out : communion and commodification among the mountaineers / David L.R. Houston ; Crampons and cook pots : the democratization and feminizations of adventure on Aconcagua / Joy Logan ; The toughest job you'll ever love : the Peace Corps as adventure / Michael J. Sheridan and Jason J. Price ; Doing Africa : travelers, adventurers, and American conquest of Africa / Kathryn Mathers and Laura Hubbard -- Part IV: Cross-cultural adventures. "Oh shucks, here comes UNTAG!" " Peacekeeping as adventure in Namibia / Robert J. Gordon ; A head for adventure / Steven Rubenstein -- Part V: Bringing adventure home. Riding herd on the new world order : spectacular adventuring and U.S. imperialism / Keally McBride ; Adventure and regulation in contemporary anthropological fieldwork / David Stoll.
Summary: Adventure is currently enjoying enormous interest in public culture. The image of Tarzan provides a rewarding lens through which to explore this phenomenon.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-304) and index.

Introduction / Robert J. Gordon -- Part I: The adventurous worlds of Simmel and Tarzan. Simmel and Frazer : the adventure and the adventurer / Aram A. Yengoyan ; Adventure in the Zeitgeist, adventures in reality : Simmel, Tarzan, and beyond / Daniel Bradburd ; Tarzan and the lost races : anthropology and early science fiction / Alan Barnard ; Avant-garde or savant-garde : the eco-tourist as Tarzan / A. David Napier -- Part II: Exhibitionary adventures. They sold adventure : Martin and Osa Johnson in the New Hebrides / Lamont Lindstrom ; Jacaré : Cold War warrior from the jungles of the Amazon / Neil L. Whitehead ; The work of environmentalism in an age of televisual adventures / Luis A. Vivanco -- Part III: High adventures. Five miles out : communion and commodification among the mountaineers / David L.R. Houston ; Crampons and cook pots : the democratization and feminizations of adventure on Aconcagua / Joy Logan ; The toughest job you'll ever love : the Peace Corps as adventure / Michael J. Sheridan and Jason J. Price ; Doing Africa : travelers, adventurers, and American conquest of Africa / Kathryn Mathers and Laura Hubbard -- Part IV: Cross-cultural adventures. "Oh shucks, here comes UNTAG!" " Peacekeeping as adventure in Namibia / Robert J. Gordon ; A head for adventure / Steven Rubenstein -- Part V: Bringing adventure home. Riding herd on the new world order : spectacular adventuring and U.S. imperialism / Keally McBride ; Adventure and regulation in contemporary anthropological fieldwork / David Stoll.

Adventure is currently enjoying enormous interest in public culture. The image of Tarzan provides a rewarding lens through which to explore this phenomenon.

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<p> Robert Gordon is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont. He is author of numerous books and articles, including The Bushman Myth: The Making of a Namibian Underclass and Picturing Bushmen: The Denver African Expedition of 1925 .</p>

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