Textualizing the san “past”: Dancing with development

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The anthropology of conservation and the way that visual media, especially documentary film, contribute to mythical Tourist perceptions of the San, are discussed in relation to categories of conservancy, living museums, cultural ecology and the marketing of ecological legitimacy. The central metaphor of dance as a mythical tourist image of Africa is the vehicle through which the analysis is undertaken.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-212
Number of pages16
JournalVisual Anthropology
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology


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