Ethnographies of a world-in-motion

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    Abstract

    Tourism research has too often been stuck with the tourist. It has been blind to the ‘non-humans’ and systems that afford tourist performances. Sunbathing on the beach, driving through the countryside and gazing at the pyramids are embodied performances drawing together heterogeneous bodies, animals, imaginations, representations, objects and technologies. Tourists bring their gendered, racialised and aged body in play when performing tourism and they interact routinely with multiple material cultures. Mobile representations and technologies frame the ‘scenes’ they sense and tourist memory involves material mediators such as photographs, albums, travel-blogs, CD-ROMs, computers, souvenirs and clothes;. This paper discusses how such ‘material mobilities’ stage tourist performances. While recent ‘tourist ethnographies’ make careful observations of how tourists perform what people actually do and the meanings they attribute to their performances, they tend to neglect the often far-reaching networks and systems that afford tourist performances to take place. This paper considers multi-site methods as a constructive way to investigate these fluid and mobile aspects of tourism.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2005
    Antal sider23
    StatusUdgivet - 2005
    BegivenhedRGS-IBG London - Kensington Gore, London, Storbritannien
    Varighed: 31 aug. 20052 sep. 2005

    Konference

    KonferenceRGS-IBG London
    LandStorbritannien
    ByKensington Gore, London
    Periode31/08/200502/09/2005

    Citer dette

    Pedersen, M. H., & Larsen, J. (2005). Ethnographies of a world-in-motion. Afhandling præsenteret på RGS-IBG London, Kensington Gore, London, Storbritannien.