Cultural Tourism Movements:
Articulating and Problematizing Indigeneity

SEPTEMBER 26-27, 2008
Gifford Room, 221 Kroeber Hall
University of California, Berkeley
All sessions are free and open to the public


Articulating and Problematizing Indigeneity
Friday and Saturday, September 26-27, 2008
Both days' events will be held in the Gifford Room, 221 Kroeber Hall

Day 1: Friday September 26, 2008

9:00-9:30 Breakfast   

9:30-9:45 Opening Remarks, Jenny Chio and Alexis Bunten

9:45-11:00 Session 1, Indigenous Capitalism
Alexis Bunten
More Like Ourselves: Ethics, Representation and Commerce in Indigenous Tourism
Keri Ann Wikitera
MANA versus MONEY: How indigenous tourism operators in Aotearoa balance cultural identity representation with economic imperatives

11:00-11:15 Break 

11:15-12:30 Session 2, Representing and Performing Identity
Katie Bunn-Marcuse
A New Market for Jewelry: Tlingit and Haida and Silversmiths at the Turn of the 20th Century
Jenny Chio
Picturing "Model Minorities": Power, Photography and Economy in Chinese Ethnic Tourism
Karen Stocker
Authenticating Discourses and the Marketing of Indigenous Identities

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:45 Session 3, 
Impacts of Tourist-Toured Interactions on Local Heritage
Rodrigo Grünewald
Cultural Change and Indigeneity: The Jaquiera Pataxó Tourism Revisited
K. Thirumaran
Exploring Tourism Policy and Expectations of Indigenous Culture with references to Bali and Bhutan
Zhang Jinfu
Touristic Encounter, Presentation and Identity Recognition: The Story of a Tibetan Tourist Driver

2:45-4:00 Session 4, Tourism as Political Strategy
Jennifer Devine
Destination Guatemala: Tourism and Multiculturalism in Post Peace Accords Guatemala
Tate Lefevre
Bozu/Bonjour, Welcome to New Caledonia: Tourism and Kanak Political Visibility in a Pluri-Ethnic, Not-Yet State
Nelson Graburn
From the Object of the Colonial/Tourist Gaze to the Subject of Sociopolitical Revitalization: A History of the Hokkaido Ainu

4:00-4:15 Break

4:15-5:30 Session 5, Management, Networks and Communities
Hamish Bremner
Tourists and Tourism in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A Case for an Alter(native)
Pat Lorje and Ty Tootoosis
Bridging Culture and Building Community

6:00-8:00 Evening Reception for Participants and Sponsors

Day 2: Saturday, September 27, 2008

9:00-9:30 Breakfast

9:30-10:30 Session 1, Feedback Session

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Session 2, Publication Planning


Hamish Bremner
Deputy Director, New Zealand Tourism Research Institute

Katie Bunn-Marcuse
Managing Editor, Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art, University of Washington

Alexis Celeste Bunten
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Humboldt State University

Jenny Chio
Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Nelson Graburn
Professor of Anthropology in the Graduate School, UC Berkeley

James Clifford
Professor of History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz

Jennifer Devine
Graduate Student, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley

Rodrigo Grünewald
Professor of Anthropology/Sociology, Universidad Federal de Campina Grande

Tate LeFevre
Graduate Student in Anthropology, New York University

Pat Lorje
CEO of Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada

Karen Stocker
Associate Professor of Anthropology, California State University Bakersfield

K. Thirumaran
Lecturer in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

Tyrone Tootoosis
Cultural Affairs Advisor, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Sasaktoon Saskatchewan, Canada

Keri Ann Wiketera
Doctoral Candidate, New Zealand Tourism Research Institute, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand


This symposium is organized by the Tourism Studies Working Group, with generous support from the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Department of Ethnic Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, Native American Studies, the Division of Social Sciences, the Division of Arts and Humanities, Canadian Studies, the Institute of East Asian Studies, the Center for Chinese Studies and the Department of Rhetoric. For further information about this event or any of the working group's activities, please contact us at

web design fgi ©2010 Tourism Studies Working Group is an advanced tourism studies and research forum
U.C. Berkeley | v.1.0 | updated: 27 Jan 2010