CST120: Travel

Traveler not Tourist - spotted in a window in Amsterdam image: Renee Middlemost
Traveler not Tourist – spotted in a window in Amsterdam Image: Renee Middlemost

Focus Questions:

– 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?

 

http://www.traveller.com.au/where-to-next-places-to-go-in-2017-grkcb2

Additional reading:

http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/34166/1/why-we-still-need-ways-of-seeing-john-berger

BCM212 social responsibility: links

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Wake Up America by Wonderlane used under license CCBY2.0

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/how-our-likes-helped-trump-win

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/04/nigel-oakes-cambridge-analytica-what-role-brexit-trump

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/29/facebook-users-emotions-news-feeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CST120: Reading the beach

‘Byron Bay Beach’ by Rob Deutscher Under License CCBY2.0

 

Focus Questions:

– 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?

 

https://www.nfsa.gov.au/collection/curated/australians-beach

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-26/hoskin-australias-love-affair-with-the-jewel-sea/5169356

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/australians-at-play-20151223-glu1g9.html

 

CST120: Introduction and Australia Day

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Australia (A.K.A. Vegemite) by Vincent Brown licensed CCBY2.0

Need help?

Academic writing: https://www.uow.edu.au/student/services/ld/students/index.html

Technology/ Online help: http://www.uow.edu.au/student/services/digitalliteracy/index.html

 

Australia Day – some useful links:

http://www.australiaday.org.au/australia-day/about-our-national-day/

https://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/history/australia-day-invasion-day

 

 

http://www.convictcreations.com/culture/traditions.htm