Before the Mouse, the Travel Agent was your Dealer in Dreams
From Jeff Layne
CSU, Chico Anthropology Professor Emeritus
Dr. Smith is a pioneer in the field of anthropological tourism, as well as a distinguished CSU, Chico Professor Emeritus. The anthropology museum on campus is named for her. Her studies have focused on the economic and social impacts of the tourism industry around the globe. In this presentation, Dr. Smith gives an historical perspective of anthropological tourism, from the late 1950s (when she co-owned a travel agency) to the present. She shows how tourism patterns have changed due to changes in world population distribution and other factors. She also discusses changes in the travel industry due to the rise of the personal computer.
Recorded: March 4, 2011