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Edward M Bruner

Emeritus Professor


University of Chicago

Highlighted Publications


Bruner, Edward M. "Through the Looking Glass: Reflections on an Anthropological Life." Anthropology and Humanism, vol. 30, no. 2, 2005, p. 201-207.

"The Two Reviews: Science and Humanism in Tourism Studies." Annals of Tourism Research, vol. 37, no. 3, 2010.

"Remembering My Jewish Father." Anthropologica, vol. 52, 2010.

"The Elusive ‘Truth’ in Ethnographic Inquiry." Cambridge Anthropology, vol. 29, no. 3, 2010.


Bruner, Edward M. Culture on Tour: Ethnographies of Travel. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Bruner, Edward M. International Tourism: Identity and Change. London: Sage, 1995.

Bruner, Edward M. The Anthropology of Experience. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986.

Text, Play and Story; The Construction and Reconstruction of Self and Society. Washington D. C.: American Anthropological Association, 1984.


"Foreword: Circulating Culture." Envisioning Eden: Mobilizing Imaginaries in Tourism and Beyond, Oxford: Bergahn Books, 2010.

"The Tour as Imagined, Lived, Experienced, and Told." Great Expectations: Imagination, Anticipation, and Enchantment in Tourism, Oxford: Bergahn Books, 2011.

"Around the World in Sixty Years." Should I Stay or Should I Go? New Fieldsites, New Visions, Chicago: University of Chicago, 2011.