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Far Out: Countercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounter in Nepal

Mark Liechty

Abstract

Far Out examines how generations of counterculturally inclined Westerners have imagined Nepal as a land untainted by modernity and its capital, Kathmandu, a veritable synonym of Oriental Mystique. The book examines how the idea of Nepal changes through time in ways that reflect shifting forms of countercultural longing in the West, and how Nepalis have engaged the changing images of Nepal that tourists bring with them. Through three sections that span the post WW II decades of roughly 1950 to 1980 the book examines an early tourism phase in which jet-setting postwar elites came to Nepal in sea ... More

Keywords: Nepal, tourism, counterculture, representation, encounter, modernity, hippie, adventure tourism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226428802
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226429137.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Liechty, author
University of Illinois at Chicago