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Sun, Sea, and Sound: Music and Tourism in the Circum-Caribbean

Timothy Rommen and Daniel T. Neely


Within the circum-Caribbean, the ubiquity of tourism and the variety of musical life are hard to miss. Scholars have long explored both of these themes in the Caribbean, but have done so from disciplinary perspectives that tended until recently (and for a variety of reasons) to foreclose readings that considered tourism and music together. As a result, tourism itself has received ample attention from mobility studies scholars, anthropologists, leisure studies scholars, and cultural geographers. Music, for its part, has attracted the attention of ethnomusicologists, folklorists, anthropologists ... More

Keywords: music touristics, tourism, music, Caribbean, Cuba, Belize, New Orleans, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Brazil

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199988853
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988853.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy Rommen, editor
University of Pennsylvania

Daniel T. Neely, editor

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Timothy Rommen

PART I Music, Musicians, and the Mass Tourism Market

1 Modern Mento

Daniel T. Neely

2 Selling Cuba by the Sound

Vincenzo A. Perna

PART II Material and Immaterial Patterns of Circulation and Music Touristics

3 Cruising Cultures

Mimi Sheller

PART III Sites and Sounds of Intra-regional, Expatriate, and Insider Tourism

5 Wanderers of Love

Matthew J. Smith

PART IV Festivalizing Music Touristics

8 DestiNation

Jerome Camal

PART V On the Music Touristics of Sex and Spirituality

11 Resorting to Spiritual Tourism

Katherine J. Hagedorn


Jocelyne Guilbault

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