This is the first book to exclusively address tourism and indigenous peoples in the circumpolar North. It examines how tourism in indigenous communities is influenced by academic and political discourses, and how these communities are influenced by tourism. The volume focuses on the ambivalence relating to tourism as a modern force within ethnic groups who are concerned with maintaining indigenous roots and traditional practices. It seeks to challenge stereotypical understandings of indigenousness and indigeneity and considers conflicting imaginaries of the Arctic and Arctic indigenous tourism. The book contains case studies from Canada, Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia and will be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers of tourism, geography, sociology, cultural studies and anthropology.
Channel View Publications; May 2017
- ISBN: 9781845416119
- Edition: 1
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: Tourism and Indigeneity in the Arctic
Series: Tourism and Cultural Change
- Author: Dr. Arvid Viken (ed.); Dr. Dieter K. Müller (ed.)
Imprint: Channel View Publications
In The Press
The roles of indigenous peoples in tourism are complex, dynamic and politically sensitive all of which contribute to their worthiness as well as their challenge as subjects of academic discourse. Viken and Müller have done a masterful job of meeting these challenges in their edited volume Tourism and Indigeneity in the Arctic – a “must-read" for tourism students, stakeholders and scholars.
About The Author
Arvid Viken is Professor in Tourism, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway. His research interests include destination development, indigenous tourism, tourism and community interaction.
Dieter K. Müller is Professor in Social and Economic Geography, Umeå University, Sweden. His research interests focus on issues related to tourism and local and regional development in rural and peripheral areas in northern environments.