Where Asia Smiles

"Anyone who has been to Manila, Bali, or Bangkok is aware of the plight of the locals who despise and yet want the presence of tourists. . . . Ness focuses on the Philippines . . . to examine the delicate balance between preserving one's way of life while being open to the increasing demands of tourism."—Choice

Where Asia Smiles
An Ethnography of Philippine Tourism

Sally Ann Ness

2002 | 328 pages | Cloth $69.95 | Paper $29.95
Anthropology | Asian Studies | Economics
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
A Note About Pseudonyms
Preface

PART ONE: ORIENTATION
1. Tourism and Culture
2. Davao Arrival
3. Davao Understandings of Tourism

PART TWO: GLOBAL ENTERPRISES
4. The Excessive Destination: Pearl Farm Beach Resort
5. Pearl Farm Beach Resort: Tourate Perspectives
6. The Flagship Destination: Samal Island Tourism Estate
7. The Samal Island Tourism Estate: Tourate Perspectives

PART THREE: LOCAL AMUSEMENTS
8. The Home Away from Home: Marjorie's Inn
9. Local Expressions of Leisure: Beach Parks
10. Conclusion

Notes
References
Index
Acknowledgments