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Conversations on the Top Steppe

Title: Conversations on the Top Steppe: The Impact of Tourism on Traditional Siberian Culture.
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Name(s): Michaels, Grace Elizabeth, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Bachelor Thesis
Date Issued: 2020-04-29
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, inbound tourism spread across Russia. The small economy of Olkhon Island, located within Lake Baikal, was soon dependent on a rapidly expanding tourism industry. Shamanism, the dominant religion on the island, and native Buryat culture were unlike anything the majority of tourists had ever experienced. Religious and cultural tourism soon became very popular, and very profitable. As there is currently very little research on the topic, this project aims to serve as a pilot examination of the impact of the tourism industry on shamanism and native Buryat culture. To do so, testimony has been collected and analyzed from six native Buryat people working within the tourism industry. Overall, this project seeks to lend a platform for those most directly affected by tourism of Olkhon Island to have their overlooked voices heard.   
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1588355872_68ddc377 (IID)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1588355872_68ddc377
Use and Reproduction: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
Host Institution: FSU

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Michaels, G. E. (2020). Conversations on the Top Steppe: The Impact of Tourism on Traditional Siberian Culture. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1588355872_68ddc377