2.2 On Tourism



Issue editors: Heike Roms & Richard Gough

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On Tourism will be centred around a constellation of contributions arising from and responding to the extraordinary itinerant conference “Points of Contact: Performance, Tourism and Identity”, organized by Centre for Performance Research, September 1996 in Aberystwyth, Wales. Today, tourism presents the main framework for a large number of identity performances, and the identity of the tourist is often used as a metaphor for a more playful concept of self, performed on the stage of an increasingly theatricalized world. This issue looks at the notion of identity and how it relates to performance in the context of tourism. It will explore such themes as: the tourist as spectator; tourist site as theatre; identity explorations in contemporary performance work; semiotics of visiting, travel and sightseeing; preservation and production; folklore, folk arts and the invention of tradition.

Preface and Editorial
Ric Allsopp, Richard Gough, Claire MacDonald
pp. v – viii

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Mary Lemley
pp. 1 – 9

Virtual Reality’s Place
Dean MacCannell
pp. 10 – 21

Taming the Tourists: Balinese temple clowns preserve their village traditions
Ron Jenkins, I Nyoman Catra
pp. 22 – 26

Coco Fusco, Nao Bustamente
pp. 27 – 33

When ‘Eternal India’ Meets the YPO
Rustom Bharucha
pp. 34 – 40

Performing a Visit: Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past
Mike Pearson, Michael Shanks
pp. 41 – 53

Reciprocal Tourism and the Fear of the Floating Local: Networkers and integristes in a Catalan provincial town
Dorothy Noyes
pp. 54 – 63

From Chiapas to Wales
Guillermo Gómez-Peña
pp. 64 – 75

Believed-in Theatre
Richard Schechner
pp. 76 – 91

Theatre Square
Elena Siemens
pp. 92 – 101

A Grain of Sand in the Works’: Continuity and change at the Théâtre du Soleil
David Williams
pp. 102 – 107

Rehearsing Reconciliations: Mnouchkine’s Molière at the Théâtre du Soleil
Susan Melrose
pp. 108 – 111

Book Reviews
Edward Braun, T. J. Cribb, Nick Kaye
pp. 112 – 116

Archive Review
Michael Patterson
pp. 117 – 118

Notes on Contributors
pp. 119 – 120

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