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Geographical imaginaries of tourism

Imaginaires géographiques du tourisme

Responsible Faculty: Faculty of Geosciences and Environment (FGSE)

Teacher(s): Mathis Stock
Lecturer(s): -

Validity: 2013 -> 2015

No timetable defined.

Course+Seminar

Autumn semester
28 hours per semester

Teaching language(s): French
Public: Yes
Credits: 3.00

Objective

Geographical imaginaries take part in our representation of the world, in the creation of tourism myths and even in the construction of different worlds. Tourism relies heavily on geographic imaginaries, therefore, this course will try to explore how these imaginaries take form, what is their role in general, their functions and their effects on the actors and tourism practices.
This course aims to question the imaginary concept (geographic and tourism), because the use of it is not frozen and evolves in different ways and in different theoretical perspectives.

Content

- Analysist of fantasies and imaginaries ; different approaches
- On the Beach: imaginaries of beaches between 1750 and 2000
- Orientalism and exoticism
- Imaginaries of the desert
- Tourism as myths and desires of mobility
- Mountains and myths
- Nature : the myths of climate ecotourism

Evaluation

- One oral presentation (group) and one individual written work

Bibliography

BARTHES Roland, Mythologies (suivi de Le mythe aujourd'hui), Paris, Seuil, 1970 (1er éd. 1957).CASSIRER Ernst, La philosophie des formes symboliques, 3 volumes, Paris, Minuit, 1972 (1ère éd. 1924).
COSGROVE Denis, Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape, Londres, Croom Helm, 1984.
COSGROVE Denis & Daniel SIMON, The Iconography of Landscape, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1989.
DEBARBIEUX Bernard, " Imagination et imaginaire géographique ", in BAILLY Antoine, FERRAS Robert et PUMAIN Denise (dir.), Encyclopédie de géographie, Paris, Économica, pp. 893-906, 1992
DUNCAN James & LEY David (dir.), Place/Culture/Representation, Londres/New York, Routledge, 1993Durand, G. (1984). Les structures anthropologiques de l'imaginaire. Paris : Dunod.
Durand, G. (2003). L'imagination symbolique. Paris : PUF (1ère éd. 1964)
DURAND Gilbert, L'imaginaire, Paris, Hatier, 1994.ECO Umberto, Lieux et villes imaginaires, Paris
ELIADE Mircea, Aspects du Mythe, Paris, Gallimard, 1963.
ELIAS Norbert, The Symbol Theory, Londres, Sage 1995E. Eveno (dir.), Utopies urbaines, Toulouse, Presses Universitaires du Mirail, 1998
FARINELLI Franco, OLSSON Gunnar & REICHERT Dagmar (dir.), Limits of Representation, Munich, Accedo, 1994.Gaonkar, D. P. (2002). « Toward New Imaginaries : An Introduction ». Public Culture, 14(1), 1- 19.
GIRARDET Raoul, Mythes et mythologies politiques, Paris, Le Seuil, 1986.
Harrison, R. (1992). Essai sur l'imaginaire occidental. Paris : Flammarion.
LEVI-STRAUSS Claude, La pensée sauvage, Paris, Plon 1962.
Mannoni, P : (1998). Les représentations sociales. Paris : PUF.
MARIN Louis, Des pouvoirs de l'image. Gloses, Paris, Le Seuil, 1993
MONDADA Lorenza, Décrire la ville. La construction des savoirs urbains dans l'interaction

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