Re: One more thought about recognizing photos...

Donna M. Lanclos (lanclos@GARNET.BERKELEY.EDU)
Wed, 10 Jan 1996 19:32:39 -0800

At the very least, un-selfconscious--in the sense that "I don't mind it,
why should they??" I'm not sure how uniquely "American" it is,
though--it may be characteristic of Western tourists in general, for all I
Donna Lanclos
UC Berkeley Dept of Anthropology

On Wed, 10 Jan 1996, Ruby Rohrlich wrote:

> Donna, I am diverging somewhat, but not completely. Having just been on
> a Windjammer cruise where we visited several islands in the Caribbean, I
> observed what I've observed over the years, that Americans take pictures
> of people without asking permission. This attitude seems to be deeply
> embedded in American culture. How would you characterize it? Ruby Rohrlich