Living with strangers: Huaorani and tourism industry in the 21st century

Aleksandra Wierucka


Indigenous groups that made full contact with Western culture relatively recently (almost sixty years ago in the case of Huaorani) are targeted by Western tourists looking for "exo-tic" people and places. Huaorani people's image fits into this category and it can be found in various media. Huaorani have quickly adapted to increasing numbers of tourists and their needs: they sell handicrafts, found their own tourist agencies, build "jungle lodges" in the tropical forest and become licensed tourist guides. This paper focuses on the image of the Huaorani created by various media, on tourists expectations, their fulfillment by the local people as well as tourist services provided by inhabitants of one remote Huaorani settlement.
Author Aleksandra Wierucka (FL / ICS)
Aleksandra Wierucka,,
- Institute of Culture Studies
Journal seriesAnthropological Notebooks, ISSN 1408-032X, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.65
Keywords in Englishindigenous people of the Amazon, local tourism, image of the indigenous peoples
ASJC Classification3314 Anthropology
Languageen angielski
LicenseOther; published final; Other open licence; with publication
Score (nominal)20
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 30-09-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.577; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.289 (2) - 2017=0.431 (5)
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