Dr. Andrew Wood
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Postcolonial studies of tourism: The politics of travel

Reading: Nicholson-Lord

Supplemental Reading: Picard

This week, we turn to globalized exchanges made possible in the age of mobility, proposing that culture becomes a commodity when its practices are made available for the spectator gaze. Authors such as Nicholson-Lord reveal through postcolonial critique how the power of spectator gaze earns the anger of persons whose homes become backdrops for wealthy visitors' fantasies. You might also consult the supplemental reading that examines Balinese tactics of accommodation and resistance to cultural imperialism.

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