Academic journal article Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends

Foreword

Academic journal article Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends

Foreword

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The explosive dynamic of tourism highlights the requirements of the interdisciplinary study between tourism and economics, sociology and environment sciences. A relatively late newcomer to this is the relationship between anthropology and tourism. Both disciplines are fundamentally concerned with humans and it was perhaps inevitable that the two fields of study would converge. Fortunately, the time when anthropologists were distancing themselves from tourist specialists are long since gone. It is of paramount importance that anthropologists and researchers of tourism are now aware of the synergy of their work. And among the "prime" topics of their work are the effects of tourism on the "host", on the local community receiving tourist inflows. In other words, the transformations of the host communities while being subject to the incoming tourism are the "research stock" of anthropologists. This is even more so if one considers that for the "hosts" it is irrelevant whether the "in-comers" are simply tourists or informed anthropologists.

Tourism researchers are also aware how close they are coming to anthropology, at least when analyzing the cultural and social influence of tourism on the visited communities. The "narrow-dimensional" research of the economic and ecological aftermath of tourism tends to become more and more obsolete. And this trend does not exclusively affect small indigenous communities or small scale societies located in exotic faraway locations. …

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