Touristification' of tragedy lecture at Denison
Date of Event: February 21, 2011
Posted: February 14, 2011
The Global Studies Seminar series at Denison University presents a lecture by Taku Suzuki, assistant professor of International Studies at Denison, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 21, in the Shepardson College Room in Slayter Hall (200 Ridge Road). The lecture, titled “ ‘Touristification’ of tragedy? Tourism discourse on Okinawan Battle Ruins,” is free and open to the public.
Suzuki is the author of “Embodying Belonging: Racializing Okinawan Diaspora in Bolivia and Japan.” His lecture argues that certain tourism narratives and practices that collectivize individual losses leave an impression of the “touristified” traumascape to the hosts and tourists.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville — Lecture: “ ‘Touristification’ of tragedy? Tourism discourse on Okinawan Battle Ruins,” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 21, in Slayter Hall (200 Ridge Road). Free and open to public. For information, contact Fadhel Kaboub at 740-587-6315 or visit www.denison.edu.
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