Academic Calendar 2017/2018 - Tourism, Pleasure, & Power
GEND 2536 Tourism, Pleasure, & Power
Prerequisites:Any 18 credits completed
Antirequisites:GEND 2057: Special Topics when offered as Race, Sex, Tourism (Winter 2016)
Hours:Three hours of lecture per week for one term.
Students learn critical race/social justice analyses of various forms of tourism--leisure, sex, roots/heritage, dark, reality, medical, trophy, eco-green, queer, celebrity, humanitarian, and revolutionary--as intimate economies within local-global networks of race and gender power relations. Students examine case studies to identify modes of governmentality. Students analyze how tourism (pleasure) practices reproduce or disrupt racialized-gendered neoliberal subjects and collective identities. Students evaluate and debate arguments regarding the ethicality / social justice implications of tourism.