By Jenny Huberman
Jenny Huberman presents an ethnographic learn 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 youngsters elicit such robust reactions from western travelers and locals of their neighborhood in addition to how the kids themselves event their paintings and render it meaningful.
Ambivalent Encounters brings jointly scholarship at the anthropology of adolescence, tourism, intake, and trade to invite why childrens turn out to be items of the overseas vacationer gaze; what function they play in representing socio-economic swap; how childrens are valued and devalued; why they elicit anxieties, fantasies, and debates; and what those vacationer encounters educate us extra regularly in regards to the nature of human interplay. It examines the position of gender in mediating stories of social change—girls are praised by means of locals for partaking constructively in the casual vacationer financial system whereas boys are accused of deviant habit. Huberman is both within the children’s and adults’ views; her personal reports as a western customer and researcher offer an exciting 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