Crispin Thurlow Faber
Explores in depth specific historical, political, or social aspects of cultural practice, such as digital humanities, the culture and the environment, or arts as cultural studies, and links this analysis to the varied processes of producing these types of cultural work. Offered: AWSpS.
"TOURISM AS GLOBAL CULTURE"
This class will be co-taught by Professor Crispin Thurlow (IAS, UW Bothell) and Professor Miriam Kahn (Anthropology, UW Seattle).
The class is cross-listed as:
COM 597 Special Topics in Communication BCULST 593 Topics in Cultural Studies ANTH 569 Special Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
The class will meet Mondays between 4:30pm and 7:20pm in PARRINGTON 112 (ignore any other room listing) on the Seattle campus.
We will be examining a series of key concepts in critical tourism studies (e.g. authenticity, colonialism, language/discourse, space/place, material culture) as well as different sites or modes of travel (e.g. alternative tourism, luxury tourism, paradise tourism, tragedy tourism). The class will culminate in a roundtable presentation of students' independent studies of a destination or mode of travel. One or two field trips are envisaged, including one to Leavenworth, WA.
NOTE: Given the national holiday on Monday 28th May, our last day of class will be Wednesday 30th May at the usual time. Please make sure you can attend that last session *before* enrolling for the class.
More information about the class will be available shortly. Please feel free to contact either Professor Thurlow (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Professor Kahn (email@example.com) with any questions in the meantime.
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