The very first review of my book, A Landscape of Travel, was recently published in the Journal of Cultural Heritage! The review author's comments and feedback are insightful and productive in helping me think more expansively about the reach and scope of my research on tourism in ethnic minority, rural China, and how my work might speak to larger issues in tourism development and cultural heritage management in urban contexts as well. I'm especially excited that the author finds my book relevant across and beyond disciplinary boundaries.
Here's an excerpt from the review:
"Jenny Chio’s insights and methodological innovations...shake all our analytical certainties and reveal the necessity for an all encompassing integrated evaluation (surpassing the bipolar analysis of leisure-labour, migrant-tourism). This sounds as an invitation to all researchers on tourism, independently of their disciplinary background (anthropology, ethnography, geography, history, economics, architecture, cultural studies, heritage conservation, sociology, politics, etc.) to integrate the two major characteristics of tourism – that she identifies as visuality and mobility – and to investigate on their effects not only in relation to tourists but also with regard to the hosting societies."
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