Cultural Dimensions of Tourism
Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Examines the cultural dimensions of tourism and, in particular, focuses on two important and inter-related aspects. The first of these relates to the ways in which tourism is implicated in the production and transmission of cultural forms, discourses and practices while the second aspect concerns the impacts that tourism has had, and continues to have, on Western and indigenous cultures.
|Objectives||The course will have the following objectives:
1. To critically examine a range of theories
which attempt to describe and explain tourism as a cultural phenomenon;
2. To understand tourism's role in theproduction and consumption of culture;
3. To analyse the role that tourism plays in cultural transformation;
4. To develop skills in appropriate methods of
inquiry which assist in the critical understanding of the relationships between tourism and culture.
|Content||Tourism is critically analysed in terms of its
role in cultural production and reproduction through a critical examination of:
1. Cultural sites such as museums, heritage theme parks, special events and festivals.
2. Other attractions and /or experiences which comprise cultural tourism.
3. Australian Aboriginal cultures within the
Australian tourism industry.
4. Relationships created out of the intersection of Western tourism with non-Western cultures.
5. Issues of social, political, and cultural inequalities in national and international tourism.
|Replacing Course(s)||LEIS2320 Cultural Dimensions of Tourism.|
|Transition||Students who have successfully completed LEIS2320 are not eligible to enrol in LEIS1320.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Not applicable.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Field Study
|Contact Hours||Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term