In southern Africa, the group of traditional hunter-gatherers known collectively by outsiders as the San (or Bushmen) continue to captivate the tourist's imagination, drawing domestic and international tourists who seek authentic cultural encounters with them. At the same time, however, their cultural livelihoods are under serious threat as they remain politically, economically, and culturally marginalized throughout the region. This presentation examines the strategies that the San deploy in cultural tourism to re-articulate their identities both locally and globally.Rachel Giraudo is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the California State University, Northridge, and an IPinCH Associate.
A presentation at the Stó:lo People of the River Conference, held on June 1, 2013 in Chilliwack, British Columbia
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