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By Jenny Huberman

Jenny Huberman offers an ethnographic examine of encounters among western travelers and the youngsters who paintings as unlicensed peddlers and publications alongside the riverfront urban of Banaras, India. She examines how and why those teenagers elicit such strong reactions from western travelers and locals of their neighborhood in addition to how the youngsters themselves adventure their paintings and render it meaningful.

Ambivalent Encounters brings jointly scholarship at the anthropology of adolescence, tourism, intake, and alternate to invite why kids become gadgets of the overseas vacationer gaze; what position they play in representing socio-economic switch; how young ones are valued and devalued; why they elicit anxieties, fantasies, and debates; and what those vacationer encounters train us extra quite often concerning the nature of human interplay. It examines the function of gender in mediating studies of social change—girls are praised by means of locals for partaking constructively in the casual vacationer economic system whereas boys are accused of deviant habit. Huberman is both within the children’s and adults’ views; her personal reviews as a western customer and researcher offer an interesting access into her interpretations.


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