Thursday, March 14, 2013
Puma: Thank you for your edifying talk recently about tourism and Costa Rica at Cal, My student paper "Gazing at the Box: Tourism in the Context of the Internet and Globalization (Internetity)," a) Dean MacCannell's "The Tourist" (vis-a-vis tourism in modernity, in my reading), b) John Urry (vis-a-vis postmodernity), c) Thurot and Thurot (vis-a-vis an 'advertising discourse') vis-a-vis, d) tourism and the Internet (influenced by Manuel Castells), The 'Costa Rica,' wiki, subject page at WUaS, which isn't yet begun, will become an accredited, online university unto itself
Thank you for a very edifying talk recently about tourism and Costa Rica at Cal (UC Berkeley), and from what I would call your French perspective.
Here's a student paper "Gazing at the Box: Tourism in the Context of the Internet and Globalization (Internetity)" - http://scottmacleod.com/anth250v.htm - (and also accessible here - http://scottmacleod.com/papers.htm) I wrote in Nelson Graburn's course "Tourism, Art and Modernity" which I was in about 12 years' ago where I examine -
a) Dean MacCannell's "The Tourist" (vis-a-vis a discourse about tourism emerging from his interpretation of modernity, in my reading),
b) John Urry (vis-a-vis postmodernity),
c) Thurot and Thurot (vis-a-vis an 'advertising discourse') vis-a-vis
d) tourism and the Internet (influenced by Manuel Castells) ...
I'm developing wiki, World University and School, which is like Wikipedia (now in 285 languages) with MIT OCW (now with about 2,150 MIT courses, Creative Commons' licensed), with free, online, university degrees planned, and with some Tourism, wiki, subject pages, such as - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Tourism_Studies.
WUaS is also planned for all 204+ countries, each an university (and all 7,413 languages, each a wiki-school for people-to-people teaching) - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nation_States - but the 'Costa Rica,' wiki, subject page, which will become an accredited, online university unto itself, isn't begun yet. The current, WUaS wiki in English has about 570 wiki pages, to give you an idea of where we are presently. As WUaS branches into other languages and countries, WUaS plans to begin with the United Nations's languages, and for degrees, eventually, Creative Commons' licensed.
Looking forward to staying in touch and further communication.
Thank you for your email. I added my email to you here in my blog - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2013/03/puma-thank-you-for-your-edifying-talk.html.
One significance of my above paper is that it illustrates how "Tourism Studies," even as a kind of academic discipline, can interpret the very widespread phenomenon of tourism, as 'conditions,' discourses or contexts, and suggests that the internet and digital technologies are significant to the other conditions, and perhaps creates a new kind of condition or discourse for "Tourism Studies," and perhaps even with significance for other disciplines, distinct from modernity, postmodernity and advertising tourism discourses.
Let's have a coffee together sometime at a cafe near the Kroeber Anthropology building at Cal, and perhaps talk about developing the Costa Rica wiki, university at WUaS in English, French and Spanish, among other languages. :)