The tour guide : walking and talking New York / Jonathan R. Wynn

Author(s): Wynn, Jonathan R
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Subjects: Tour guides (Persons)--New York (State)--New York
Tourism--Social aspects--New York (State)--New York
Culture and tourism--New York (State)--New York
New York (N.Y.)--Description and travel
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011
Series: Fieldwork encounters and discoveries
Fieldwork encounters and discoveries
LC Classification: F
Physical Description: x, 226 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2010048754
ISBN: 9780226919058 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0226919056 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780226919065 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0226919064 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: City murals -- Characters in the crowds, offering New York "like a native" -- The work of walking -- The walking guide, the city, and this book -- The guiding world -- From the Colossus of Rhodes to the Statue of Liberty -- The rise of New York guiding -- "There are many guides, and only one test" -- Tensions -- An untidy career -- After the rush -- "Deciding to make a go of it": getting into guiding -- Working as a guide -- Harmonizing work, and other rationales -- Beyond the sidewalk -- The guide-centered working ecology -- Guiding relationships -- Connecting with other guides -- Wrangling, promoting, connecting: working with organizations -- " . . . but they also use our name to market themselves" -- Shticks of the trade -- "We change our environment" -- Routemaking -- Storytelling tricks -- "Walking is about your senses . . . it's about experiencing" -- Entertaining identities -- Working with an audience -- Interacting with common tourist types -- Negotiating edutainment -- "They expect you as the product as well" -- Situational identities and symbolic armor -- Re-keying the city -- Neighborhood narratives and the collective urban culture -- "I don't own the neighborhood . . . " -- A different kind of tourism: "teaching the stuff that tourists don't even know that they want to know" -- "Learning 'the connect'": tours and street intellectualism -- Urban alchemists -- The transmutation of the city -- "It's a charming story, and I couch it that way": shifting the cultural ground -- "Do you want to come in and see my house?": spontaneity and the city -- "Teach them how to dress": transforming the visitor into a local and a local into a tourist -- Ghosts in the machine --
OCLC Number: 666235049
ISBN/ISSN: 9780226919058