BOOKS RECEIVED: Michele Hanks, “Haunted Heritage: The Cultural Politics of Ghost Tourism, Populism, and the Past” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
Haunted Heritage is a fascinating scholarly examination of the dynamics of ghost or paranormal tourism. Michele Hanks explores how this phenomenon allows for the re-articulation and re-configuring of ideas of heritage, epistemic authority, nation, and belonging. Drawing on long-term ethnographic… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Layton,  Shennon and Stone, eds., “A Future for Archaeology” (Left Coast Press, 2007)
Over the last thirty years issues of culture, identity and meaning have moved out of the academic sphere to become central to politics and society at all levels from the local to the global. Archaeology has been at the forefront… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: MacDonald and Rice, eds., “Consuming Ancient Egypt” (Left Coast Press, 2003)
Consuming Ancient Egypt examines the influence of Ancient Egypt on the everyday lives of contemporary people, of all ages, throughout the world. It looks at the Egypt tourist sees, Egypt in film and Egypt as the inspiration for opera. It… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Tomaselli and Scott, eds., “Cultural Icons” (Left Coast Press, 2009)
The Eiffel Tower: this symbol of industrial development and the French Republic is now associated with a romantic vacation in Paris. Nelson Mandela: the hero of the struggle against apartheid was featured in a British Airways magazine article called “The… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Sam Ladner, “Practical Ethnography: A Guide to Doing Ethnography in the Private Sector” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
Ethnography is an increasingly important research method in the private sector, yet ethnographic literature continues to focus on an academic audience. Sam Ladner fills the gap by advancing rigorous ethnographic practice that is tailored to corporate settings where colleagues are… Read More
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