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Ludek Broz; Joachim Otto Habeck

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Page Range

pp. 131-166

Print Length

35 pages

4. Holiday Convergences, Holiday Divergences

Siberian Leisure Mobilities Under Late Socialism and After

Chapter 4, by Luděk Brož and Habeck, compares late-Soviet versus present-day expectations of holiday-making and the use of tourism infrastructure, with the aim of assessing the shifting norms of what is desired when one is away from home. Partly, these shifts involve new interpretations of ethnic difference as a resource in tourism, as the display of ethnic symbols gradually underwent a process of commodification. Additionally, tourism and travel are now motivated by ideas of self-fulfilment that markedly differ from those in earlier decades.


Ludek Broz

The Czech Academy of Sciences

Joachim Otto Habeck