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    (British) anthropological tourism in Slovenia 1932–2007

    Anteric, M. and Clarke, Richard (2009) (British) anthropological tourism in Slovenia 1932–2007. Anthropological Notebooks 15 (1), pp. 5-25. ISSN 1408-032X.

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    For three quarters of a century, Central and Eastern Europe has been the target for British ‘anthropological’ area studies conducted by adult amateur as well as university groups, with Slovenia as a particular focus. Two earlier studies of Sol~avsko, in 1932 and 1970– 71 based on the Le Play Society’s analytical troika ‘Place, Work and Folk’ (which prefigured the normative ‘environment, economy and society’ of present-day sustainability discourse)have provided a historical background to recent (2004–07) joint Ljubljana-London university fieldwork in the area. The ethos of this early anthropological tourism emphasised mutuality (surveys were to be participatory, undertaken with rather than of local peoples)and diversity (the variety of ways that the relationships between environment, economy and society were manifest in different places). The ethos is perhaps best manifest in the elaboration of management strategies and governance structures for European protected landscapes (as exemplified by the proposed new Kamniško-Savinjske Alpe regional park). The issue of tourism and sustainability provides a link between past, present and future.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Le Play Society, anthropological tourism, area studies, protected landscapes, Sol~avsko
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Richard Clarke
    Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2013 11:15
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:07


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