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PACS 108

Course reveals the impacts of Tourism…

ANTH 316: Anthropology of Tourism

Summer 1

Given the central place of tourism in Hawaiʻiʻs economy and history, this course seeks to understand the relationship between the tourism industry and other cultural productions, looking into the consequences of tourism for host communities, and impacts of tourism in relation to both ‘host’ and ‘guest’ communities.

BOOK REVIEW: Students will read: Pico Iyer, The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere (2014, 66pp. FREE DOWNLOAD)

Fulfills the general education requirements: WI

About the Instructor
Guido Carlo Pigliasco is Affiliate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Hawaiʻi, and a National Fellow of the Explorers Club. He has practiced international law; scripted 10 documentary films on contemporary Oceania for Italian television; and directed The Sawau Project, a multimedia digital storytelling and cultural mapping pilot supported by a grant from the Ministry of Fijian Affairs.

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Term Dates

  • Summer 1
    May 22 – June 30, 2017
  • Summer 2
    July 3 – August 11, 2017
  • Varied Date Courses
    Class schedules vary between May 22 – August 11, 2017

  • Registration Dates
    UHM Seniors
    March 7
    UHM Continuing
    March 8
    New or Visiting
    March 14

Questions? Contact Us

UHM Outreach College

Sinclair Library 310

2425 Campus Road

Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-7221