Title: Afterword: Filmmaking as critical participant observation

Authors: Jenny Chio

Addresses: Department of Anthropology, Emory University, 1557 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA

Abstract: The essays in this special issue illuminate the productive convergence of tourism anthropology and visual anthropology. I suggest that filmmakers, ethnographers, and tourists must be seen as the exotic other. To do so is to critically probe at the subjective boundaries employed by contemporary tourism imaginaries and anthropological ideologies: between us and them, hosts and guests, near and far. It is also to ask what else is at stake in tourism anthropology and filmmaking today. In this afterword, I discuss the potential contributions of filmmaking as critical participant observation in tourism anthropology by discussing recent scholarship on tourism imaginaries and by raising new questions about the idea of the exotic other in tourism and filmmaking.

Keywords: filmmaking; visual anthropology; tourism studies; tourism imaginaries; participant observation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTA.2018.093327

International Journal of Tourism Anthropology, 2018 Vol.6 No.3, pp.297 - 300

Published online: 24 Jul 2018 *

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