‘The people are so beautiful!’: Colonial Tourism and Noble Savages

Socialising as I do with many people who have had opportunities to travel, conversations about different corners of the world come up frequently, and those conversations often make me deeply uncomfortable. One such example is the ‘the people are so beautiful!’ conversation, in which the residents of a given nation are described as gentle and […]

The False Promise of Tourism

I’ve been following NPR’s coverage of the proposals to increase broadband penetration in the United States because it’s a topic of interest to me, and recently they did a feature which dovetailed nicely with another interest of mine: The damage that tourism does to communities. An NPR reporter traveled to Trinity County to talk with […]