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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 100
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Fall

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Anth 100 Lecture – Nov 6th 11/06/2013 Agenda: Inequalities 1. Tourism – an anthropological study heritage tourism  dark tourism sex tourism Tourism Travel and exploration All human societies have stories of travel and exploration In the last couple of centuries or so, privileged travel started Tourism as we know today is a new phenomenon It is a product of the industrialization of societies, allows people to shift around in terms of employment Frees people from particular places, creates a possibility of movement But even more importantly, it emerged out of working class struggles to push back the working day for  people to have rest and relaxation. People had time to restructure the day Massive dislocation of people’s daily lives Terrible conditions in the factories Organized to create the space in a day  Regular/ordinary people have the chance to recuperate Created possibility of mass tourism Now people have the time to have tourism You also need infrastructure to facilite tourism. In france, railway is that infrastructure. It is a tool of  production. New type of human behaviour. Railways weren’t built in France, they were bilt to move food products and minerals into factories and  goods out to the provinces You also need a reason for people to go Going to a place that’s real but outside your own reality Jacque Tati Beach tourism didn’t pick up in France until world war 2 French system of work set in place conditions can allow mass tourism Mandatory minimum wage (6 weeks) Railway network Development of highway network after ww2 Strong support for a redistributive economy When you saturate your economy, you still need to keep the market place movie. Tourism creates an  opportunity to revaluize your economy in the context of a saturated system.  Even in absence of union, there are informal ways in which workers struggle Tourist industry itself requires affordable opportunities to be able to send workers away on a ho
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