Festive environmentalism

A carnivalesque reading of eco-voluntourism at the Roskilde Festival

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Resumé

Mikhail Bakhtin’s idea of the carnivalesque is applied here to a case study of eco-voluntourism at the Roskilde Festival, an international culture and music event held in Denmark. In the literature on popular forms of environmentalism a dichotomy between engaging and educating about the political ecology of environmental issues through empathy and affect versus fun and entertainment, is often drawn. We argue that the carnivalesque enables festivals to move beyond this dichotomy by implicitly acknowledging a mind-body tension (against a fixed binary), as embedded in Western culture, and by offering a venue for both to be stimulated.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelPolitical Ecology of Tourism : Community, power and the environment
RedaktørerMary Mostafanezhad, Roger Norum, Eric J. Shelton, Anna Thompson-Carr
Udgivelses stedLondon
ForlagRoutledge
Publikationsdato14 jan. 2016
Sider108-127
Kapitel5
ISBN (Trykt)9781138859449
StatusUdgivet - 14 jan. 2016

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Olwig, M. F., & Christiansen, L. B. (2016). Festive environmentalism: A carnivalesque reading of eco-voluntourism at the Roskilde Festival. I M. Mostafanezhad, R. Norum, E. J. Shelton, & A. Thompson-Carr (red.), Political Ecology of Tourism: Community, power and the environment (s. 108-127). London: Routledge.
Olwig, Mette Fog ; Christiansen, Lene Bull. / Festive environmentalism : A carnivalesque reading of eco-voluntourism at the Roskilde Festival. Political Ecology of Tourism: Community, power and the environment. red. / Mary Mostafanezhad ; Roger Norum ; Eric J. Shelton ; Anna Thompson-Carr. London : Routledge, 2016. s. 108-127
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Political Ecology of Tourism: Community, power and the environment. red. / Mary Mostafanezhad; Roger Norum; Eric J. Shelton; Anna Thompson-Carr. London : Routledge, 2016. s. 108-127.

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