SOCY 306 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Early Modern Europe, Mobilities, Skype

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Mobility, travel and tourism: mobility: history and meaning, mobilities and consumption: connections, travel and tourism: the rise of modern tourism. The tourist gaze: consuming place and experience: modes of mobility and consumption: implications. What is mobility: contemporary society has been organized around mobilities. Culture, we are told, no longer sits in places, but is hybrid, dynamic more about routes than roots. The social is no longer seen as bounded by. Societies", but as caught up in a complex array of twenty-first century mobilities" (cresswell 2006:1) In 1800 people in the us travelled 50 meters a day, by foot, horse, and carriage, they now travel 50km a day principally by car and air. To remain stationary in these times of change, when all the world is on the move, would be a crime. Hurrah for the trip the cheap, cheap. The camera and tourism are two of the uniquely modern ways of defining reality": (horne 1984: 21)

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