Mark Anderson: “Where is the Value in Tourism? Public-Private Encounters in the Honduran Tourist Industry”

Mark Anderson: “Where is the Value in Tourism? Public-Private Encounters in the Honduran Tourist Industry”

Tourism is a form of capital accumulation that requires the presence of the consumer at the location of production. How does a place become a destination? What transfigurations of value occur in the process?  How do various actors collaborate and clash over the management of people and resources?  The talk explores these questions in relation to the Honduran tourist industry.  Professor Anderson is the author of Black and Indigenous: Garifuna Activism and Consumer Culture in Honduras (Minnesota, 2009).

Mark Anderson is Associate Professor of Anthropology at UCSC.