Silent Conflict in High-profile Cities. Latin America and Beyond

Authors

  • Krystian Darmach University of Lodz, Faculty of International and Political Studies, Department of Latin American and Comparative Studies https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1102-6260

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18778/1641-4233.25.10

Keywords:

mass tourism, cultural conflict, urban anthropology, hospitality

Abstract

This anthropological essay provides a meditation on mass tourism while analysing the mechanisms of conflict between the needs of mass tourism and the local urban environment, extraterritorial spaces that fit into the universal heritage of humanity. Historical districts/ entertainment districts in capital cities are discussed as extraterritorial areas treated as ambivalent, bypassed, business bases. The tourists themselves constitute thoroughly ambivalent figures as tame strangers, treated simultaneously as a potential source of maximum earnings and intruders.

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Author Biography

Krystian Darmach, University of Lodz, Faculty of International and Political Studies, Department of Latin American and Comparative Studies

Krystian Darmach – Ph.D., cultural anthropologist, lecturer at the Department of Latin American and Comparative Studies at the University of Lodz, Faculty of International and Political Studies. Research interests: methodological approaches in anthropology, urban (night) ethnography, art-science relations, narrativism, lusopsonian culture. Graduate of the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Lodz; in 2012, he defended his doctoral thesis entitled Lisbon Pastelaria. Anthropologist as a participant observer of a foreign culture. Methodological study. He is also a musician, a guitarist in the Brown Time band, and a fan of Portugal and the Beat Generation.

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Published

2020-06-30

How to Cite

Darmach, K. (2020). Silent Conflict in High-profile Cities. Latin America and Beyond. International Studies. Interdisciplinary Political and Cultural Journal, 25(1), 163-171. https://doi.org/10.18778/1641-4233.25.10