Bodies on Display from Waikiki to Sea World
Gathering together written accounts, postcards, photographs, advertisements, films, and oral histories as well as her own interpretations of these displays, Desmond gives us a vibrant account of U.S. tourism in Waikiki from 1900 to the present. She then juxtaposes cultural tourism with "animal tourism" in the United States, which takes place at zoos, aquariums, and animal theme parks. In each case, Desmond argues, the relationship between the viewer and the viewed is ultimately based on concepts of physical difference harking back to the nineteenth century.
Introduction: Touring the Essential
PART I: Staging "The Cultural"
INTRODUCTION: Cultural Bodies: Hawaiian Tourism and Performance
ONE: Let's Lu'au
TWO: Picturing Hawai'i: The "Ideal" Native and the Origins of Tourism, 1880-1915
THREE: Pictures Come to Life: Rendering "Hawai'i" in Early Mainland Performances
FOUR: Advertising, Racializing, and Performing Hawai'i on Site: The Emergence of Cultural Tourism in the 1920s
FIVE: Tourism and the Commodification of Culture, 1930-1940
SIX: Surfers and "Beachboys": Euro-American Representations of Native Hawaiian Men and Interracial Romance
CONCLUSION: Up to the Present: Profiling Visitors
PART II: Staging "The Natural"
INTRODUCTION: Looking at Animals: The Consumption of Radical Bodily Difference
SEVEN: The Industries of Species Tourism
EIGHT: In/Out-of/In-Fake-Situ: Three Case Studies
NINE: Performing Nature: Shamu at Sea World
CONCLUSION: Bodies and Tourism