Favela Tours: Indistinct and mapless representations of the real in Rio de Janeiro

Jaguaribe, Beatriz and Hetherington, Kevin (2004). Favela Tours: Indistinct and mapless representations of the real in Rio de Janeiro. In: Sheller, Mimi and Urry, John eds. Tourism Mobilities: Places to Play, Places in Play. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 155–166.

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About the book: Many places around the world are being produced, converted, interpreted and made fit for tourist consumption. This fascinating book analyzes tourist performances such as walking, shopping, sunbathing, photographing, eating and clubbing, and studies why, and indeed how, some places become global centres whilst others don’t. Arranged in four distinct parts, it considers:

* Performing Paradise
* Performances of Global Heritage
* Remaking Playful Places
* New Playful Places

Incorporating a wide array of empirical research and innovative international case studies, it illuminates this phenomenon: from Eco-tourism on the beach to shopping in Hong Kong, from the making of 'Cool Reykjavik' to tourism in high-rise suburbs in Paris, and from Inca heritage to medical tourism.

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