Tourism Studies Working Group Colloquium, University of California, Berkeley, February 20, 2009

Paper: Children’s Selling Strategies and Perceptions of Tourists

AVIVA SINERVO’s research focuses on interactions between local children and international tourists in the city of Cusco, Peru. Aviva explores the selling strategies of child vendors, contexts of family collaborative wage-earning and child labor, volunteer tourism within assistance program for children, and the affective relationships between children and tourists. She draws on theoretical insights from anthropological studies of poverty and childhood in order to explore how these concepts circulate within everyday encounters.

Aviva Sinervo