Performing for Tourists
A travel agency with destinations in your area has invented a weekly ‘Festival of the Gods,’ and they need native-looking dancers. Perhaps this is an opportunity for making some extra money?
They will pay each participant: $50
Do you accept the deal?
If the deal is accepted, the player will earn the $50. Unlike most other special events, there is no inherent risk associated with acepting the offer, other than perhaps an odd feeling about the whole situation of having to falsify own traditions and ‘celebrate’ out of desperation in order to earn money from wealthy tourists.
“The history of indigenous peoples and tourism,” Cultural Survival, 1999:
“Is tourism really the world’s largest industry?” Quartz, 2018:
“Deteriorating Cultures: The Destructive Effects of Tribal Tourism,” Council on Hemispheric Affairs, 2014:
” Commodification, culture and tourism,” by Robert Shepherd, 2002: