1st ed. - Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2013.
Book — 255 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
A Note on America and Americans Introduction
Chapter 1. A Regulated Arcadia
Chapter 2. More and More Attractive Each Year
Chapter 3. Fountain of Youth
Chapter 4. Dressing for the Tropics
Chapter 5. Lands of Romance
Chapter 6. Spontaneous Capital Invisibly Exported
Chapter 7. The Most Ideal Winter Resorts List of Abbreviations Notes Index Acknowledgments.
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As late as 1900, most whites regarded the tropics as "the white man's grave, " a realm of steamy fertility, moral dissolution, and disease. So how did the tropical beach resort-white sand, blue waters, and towering palms-become the iconic vacation landscape? Tropical Whites explores the dramatic shift in attitudes toward and popularization of the tropical tourist "Southland" in the Americas: Florida, Southern California, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Catherine Cocks examines the history and development of tropical tourism from the late nineteenth century through the early 1940s, when the tropics constituted ideal winter resorts for vacationers from the temperate zones. Combining history, geography, and anthropology, this provocative book explains not only the transformation of widely held ideas about the relationship between the environment and human bodies but also how this shift in thinking underscored emerging concepts of modern identity and popular attitudes toward race, sexuality, nature, and their interconnections. Cocks argues that tourism, far from simply perverting pristine local cultures and selling superficial misunderstandings of them, served as one of the central means of popularizing the anthropological understanding of culture, new at the time. Together with the rise of germ theory, the emergence of the tropical horticulture industry, changes in passport laws, travel writing, and the circulation of promotional materials, national governments and the tourist industry changed public perception of the tropics from a region of decay and degradation, filled with dangerous health risks, to one where the modern traveler could encounter exotic cultures and a rejuvenating environment. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
3. Equal Access for All? Regulative Mechanisms, Inequality and Tourism Mobility-- Part II Inequalities for producers--
4. Sex Tourism and Inequalities--
5. Access and Marginalisation in a Beach Enclave Resort--
6. Fair Trade in Tourism - a Marketing Tool for Social Transformation?--
7. Tourism and Human Rights-- Part III Prospects for reducing Inequalities--
8. Social Tourism for Low-Income Groups: Benefits in a UK and Irish Context--
9. Tourism and Welfare: Ethics, Responsibility and Well-being--
10. Pro-Poor Tourism - Can Tourism Contribute to Poverty Reduction in Less Economically Developed Countries?--
11. Urban Beaches as Social Tourism Installations: Case Studies of Paris Plage and Bristol Urban Beach--
12. Justifying Tourism: Justice Through Tourism.
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Providing a synthesis of tourism as a source of injustice and as a means to address inequality throughout the world, this book addresses a wide range of interrelated forms of inequality and routes towards social justice. It includes relations of class, nation, ethnicity, race, gender, disability and age to social justice initiatives such as poverty alleviation, fair trade, ethics and human rights. (source: Nielsen Book Data)