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"You Are the Clever One": A Semantic Contest in a Transient Host/Tourist Community in Nepal (Essay)

Southeast Review of Asian Studies 2009, Annual, 31

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By developing a conceptual model of social discourse, based in part on a rites-of-passage model of tourism, this article illustrates how tourists and hosts employ different assumptions of social interaction to pursue competing goals in touristic encounters. An ethnographic example--the author and a young souvenir peddler in Kathmandu, Nepal, haggling over an inexpensive necklace--demonstrates the nature of some tourist/host social encounters. The participants in this example attempt to "one-up" each other socially, engaging in a linguistic contest over who is "clever" as they vie for social status in the fleeting community they establish with each other. Interrogating Initial Touristic Encounters

"You Are the Clever One": A Semantic Contest in a Transient Host/Tourist Community in Nepal (Essay)
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  • Category: Social Science
  • Published: 01 January 2009
  • Publisher: Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies
  • Print Length: 29 Pages
  • Language: English
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