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The host gaze in global tourism.

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This book is about host-guest encounters in tourism, and specifically focuses on the host gaze. It identifies the aspects of the host gaze that distinguish it from the tourist gaze and from the conventional gaze encountered. It also identifies different types of host gazes and roles associated with them, as well as various categories of visitor that are recognized in the host gaze. The book analys...


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Turkish host gaze at Russian tourists: a cultural perspective.

This chapter examines Turkish hoteliers' gaze at Russian tourists visiting the south coast of Turkey. The gaze of the owners, managers and employees of all-inclusive resorts and hotels in the holiday districts of Antalya is analysed. The reasons for the specific host gaze are explained by focusing on cultural identity of Russian tourists and cultural underpinning of their behaviour. The chapter shows how cultural misperceptions and misunderstandings between hosts and tourists can upset the hosts and create a negative gaze. The chapter concludes by discussing the implications and relating to the cultural relativism theory.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The scopic drive of tourism: Foucault and eye dialectics. Author(s): Hollinshead, K. Kuon, V.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Gaze and self: host internalization of the tourist gaze. Author(s): Canziani, B. Francioni, J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 33) The Thai host gaze: alterity and the governance of visitors in Thailand. Author(s): Morrison, I. A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 67) A host gaze composed of mediated resistance in Panamá: power inversion in Kuna Yala. Author(s): Savener, A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 81) The host gaze on current Christian pilgrims in Israel: tour guides gazing. Author(s): Gelbman, A. Collins-Kreiner, N.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 93) Picturing tourism: conceptualizing the Gambian host gaze through photographs. Author(s): Pattison, H.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 111) You never know who is going to be on tour: reflections on the indigenous host gaze from an Alaskan case study. Author(s): Bunten, A. C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 125) Looking down, looking out and looking forward: Tibetan youth view tourism in the future. Author(s): Wu MaoYing Pearce, P.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 143) Perceived host gaze in the context of short-term mission trips. Author(s): Lee YoonJung Gretzel, U.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 161) Couchsurfing through the lens of agential realism: intra-active constructions of identity and challenging the subject-object dualism. Author(s): O'Regan, M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 179) Gaze, encounter and philosophies of otherness. Author(s): Ankor, J. Wearing, S.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 191) The bellman and the prison officer: customer care in imperfect panopticons. Author(s): Ugelvik, T.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 203) The third gaze: de-constructing the host gaze in the psychoanalysis of tourism. Author(s): Moufakkir, O.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 219) Real-and-imagined women: goddess America meets the world. Author(s): Hottola, P.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 235) Synthesis - the eye of power in and through tourism: the banal ubiquity of agents of naturalization. Author(s): Hollinshead, K. Hou ChunXiao
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 253) Conclusion. Author(s): Reisinger, Y. Moufakkir, O.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • James Cook University, Singapore, Singapore.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2013
  • ISBN
  • 9781780640211
  • Record Number
  • 20123403339