By Jenny Huberman
Jenny Huberman presents an ethnographic research of encounters among western travelers and the youngsters who paintings as unlicensed peddlers and courses alongside the riverfront urban of Banaras, India. She examines how and why those young ones elicit such robust reactions from western travelers and locals of their group in addition to how the kids themselves event their paintings and render it meaningful.
Ambivalent Encounters brings jointly scholarship at the anthropology of youth, tourism, intake, and alternate to invite why youngsters become gadgets of the foreign vacationer gaze; what function they play in representing socio-economic switch; how kids are valued and devalued; why they elicit anxieties, fantasies, and debates; and what those vacationer encounters educate us extra often concerning the nature of human interplay. It examines the position of gender in mediating studies of social change—girls are praised through locals for engaging constructively in the casual vacationer economic system whereas boys are accused of deviant habit. Huberman is both within the children’s and adults’ views; her personal reviews as a western customer and researcher offer an fascinating access into her interpretations.
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Ambivalent Encounters: Childhood, Tourism, and Social Change in Banaras, India (Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies) by Jenny Huberman