Tropical Whites

Tropical Whites explains how the tropical beach resort came to symbolize the iconic vacation landscape. Catherine Cocks argues that the tourism industry romanticized and commodified tropical nature in the global South, ultimately legitimizing cultural pluralism and concepts of modern identity.

Tropical Whites
The Rise of the Tourist South in the Americas

Catherine Cocks

2013 | 276 pages | Cloth $59.95
American History | Latin American/Caribbean Studies | Recreation/Leisure
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Table of Contents

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