– What is the importance of travel? Is it important?
– What is the gaze, and how does it shape our travel encounters?
– How does tourism relate to the notion of departure?
-What is the difference between a traveler and a tourist? What does this say about value judgements?
– According to Boorstin, how has the notion of adventure changed, and how does the ‘pseudo-event’ come about?
– What is the distinction between the authentic and the inauthentic? Is Disneyland a ‘real’ place?
– what is the significance of the beach to Australian identity?
– what do you understand by the ‘symbolic meaning’ of the beach?
– what does Fiske mean when he says the beach is a text?
– how do we ‘read’ the beach?
– According to Fiske what is the difference between nature, and the natural?
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