140394 VO+UE VM6 / VM4 - Staging the pre-modern other in post-colonial tourist space (2016W)
A critical exploration of ‘happy peasants’, ‘noble savages’ and imperial discourse in volunteering abroad
- Registration is open from Mo 12.09.2016 10:00 to We 28.09.2016 10:00
- Registration is open from Th 29.09.2016 10:00 to Mo 03.10.2016 14:00
- Deregistration possible until Mo 31.10.2016 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
contents from guidebooks, brochures, websites, travel blogs, etc.) and investigate the
socio-cultural implications of these examples with regard to hidden power relations and
ideological tendencies that may reside in the texts and the tourist / development
practices they relate to. Readings, group activities and presentations will be rounded off
by discussions, peer-feedback sessions and written assignments.
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
final grade), a group portfolio with a write-up about the same individual case study
(counts 40 %), and a written midterm test (counts 30%).
Requirements for a positive grade:
- regular attendance (miss max. two sessions)
- presentation, portfolio, test
Barthes, Roland. ‘Mythologies A Summary by John Storey’. Storey, John. 2006.
Cultural Theory and Popular Culture. Ed. John Storey. 4th Edition. London: Pearson
Bhattacharyya, Deborah. 1997. ‘Mediating India: An Analysis of a Guidebook’. Annals of
Tourism Research 24(2), 371-389.
Fairclough, Norman. 2003. Analysing Discourse: Textual Analysis for Social Research.
London: Routledge. (read only chapter 3)
Hammett, Daniel; Jayawardane, Neelika. 2009. ‘Performing the primitive in the
postcolony: Nyoni’s Kraal in Cape Town’. Urban Forum 20, 215-233.
KhosraviNIK, Majid. 2010. ‘Actor Description, Action Attributions, and Argumentation:
Towards a Systematization of CDA Analytical Categories in the Representation of Social
Groups’. Critical Discourse Studies 7(1), 55-72.
Lisle, Debbie. 2008. ‘Humanitarian travels: Ethical communication in Lonely Planet
guidebooks’. Review of International Studies 34, 155-172.
Urry, John; Larsen, Jonas. 2011. The Tourist Gaze 3.0. London: Sage. (read only
Watson, Marcus D. 2013. ‘The Colonial Gesture of Development: The Interpersonal as a
Promising Site for Rethinking Aid to Africa’. Africa Today (59)3, 3-28.
Association in the course directory
Geographie: MG-S6-PI.f, MG-W4-PI, L2-b-zLV