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Published on June 25, 2009

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Performing Tourism: 3 Takes Chaim Noy Workshop CTS iii, Zadar

Performance and Discourse in Tourism: The Narratives Visitor Books Tell Epistemologies and their practices: A performance approach to ethnography in tourism Trans(gressive)-disciplinary attractions: Remakings

Performance and Discourse in Tourism: The Narratives Visitor Books Tell

Epistemologies and their practices:

A performance approach to ethnography in tourism

Trans(gressive)-disciplinary attractions: Remakings

Take 1 Performance and Discourse in Tourism: The Narratives Visitor Books Tell

Performance approaches Origin in dramatic, theatrical or dramaturgical appreciations of the social sphere (Goffman, Turner, and many others) poststructural ceaselessly “on” aesthetic A few works in tourism include Adler (1989) Edensor (1998) Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (1998)

Origin in dramatic, theatrical or dramaturgical appreciations of the social sphere (Goffman, Turner, and many others)

poststructural

ceaselessly “on”

aesthetic

A few works in tourism

include Adler (1989)

Edensor (1998)

Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (1998)

Tourism stages The essential “assembled” (Latour) social nature of tourism practices and encounters The heightened visual architecture of tourist sites, attractions, views (gaze) Exchange of capitals tourism accomplishes Symbolic/social Material

The essential “assembled” (Latour) social nature of tourism practices and encounters

The heightened visual architecture of tourist sites, attractions, views (gaze)

Exchange of capitals

tourism accomplishes

Potential merits Exploration of actual practices and norms thereof Critical research that builds on reflexivity turning the gaze whose (in)visibilities Sensitivity to material settings, technologies of representation, mc, mobility, etc. Extension of the stage of tourism to everydayness (“off-tourism” tourism)

Exploration of actual practices and norms thereof

Critical research that builds on reflexivity

turning the gaze

whose (in)visibilities

Sensitivity to material settings, technologies of representation, mc, mobility, etc.

Extension of the stage of tourism to everydayness (“off-tourism” tourism)

Tourists’ Texts project: Pages as Stages Visitor book discourse, materiality, ideology, (im)mobility War commemorating complex (1975) built on historic battleground West Jerusalem 25,000-50,000 vis. per year (groups) Intel. tourists, local tourists and sightseers Exclusively Jewish Zionist-Militaristic Nationalism

Visitor book

discourse, materiality, ideology, (im)mobility

War commemorating complex (1975) built on historic battleground

West Jerusalem

25,000-50,000 vis. per year (groups)

Intel. tourists, local tourists and sightseers

Exclusively Jewish

Zionist-Militaristic Nationalism

 

 

 

Illustration: Doing heritage 9.8.05 The visit taught us of the difficult battles and of the high and dear cost we paid in blood so that today we would be able to stroll and live in Jerusalem quietly and freely. It was very moving. [The] Shaked Family.

pages as Ideological stages pages as Jewish stages pages as Nationalist stages pages as Memorial stages pages as Chauvinist stages pages as (picto-)Graphic stages pages as (cinemato-)Graphic stages pages as Excluding stages pages as Collective stages pages as Sacred stages pages as Subversive stages

pages as Ideological stages

pages as Jewish stages

pages as Nationalist stages

pages as Memorial stages

pages as Chauvinist stages

pages as (picto-)Graphic stages

pages as (cinemato-)Graphic stages

pages as Excluding stages

pages as Collective stages

pages as Sacred stages

pages as Subversive stages

Further questions Can a book be agentic? Under what conditions? A ctor N etwork T heory (Latour) is it a “visitor book”? Identifying network, semiotic, (im)mobile performances points of entrance/exit, points of exchange, etc. political employment and manipulation

Can a book be agentic? Under what conditions?

A ctor N etwork T heory (Latour)

is it a “visitor book”?

Identifying network, semiotic, (im)mobile performances

points of entrance/exit, points of exchange, etc.

political employment and manipulation

 

Take 2 Epistemologies and their practices: A performance approach to ethnography in tourism

A performance approach to ethnography in tourism Can my ethnographic stint at the site be rendered anew in terms of performance? How would this deconstructive move illuminate academic discourse? … authentication … collecting practices … publication/dissemination

Can my ethnographic stint at the site be rendered anew in terms of performance?

How would this deconstructive move illuminate academic discourse?

… authentication

… collecting practices

… publication/dissemination

(Whose) authenticating practices(?) Reflexivity: Two-times Dasein : Re-situating researcher in the “field” Dasein of ethnography Modes of Being transpire via particular sets of technical and aesthetic practices

Reflexivity: Two-times

Dasein : Re-situating researcher in the “field”

Dasein of ethnography

Modes of Being transpire via particular sets of technical and aesthetic practices

Tracing ethnographic presence Presence of research equipment (cameras, tripod, technical equipment) Visitors approach the equipment, gaze directly into the’ lends, discuss it meaning with fellow visitors the video tape captures instances where I approached visitors, asking them to avoid manipulating the equipment Within the spaces of the museum research equipment is interpreted (contested?) as “display”

Presence of research equipment (cameras, tripod, technical equipment)

Visitors approach the equipment, gaze directly into the’ lends, discuss it meaning with fellow visitors

the video tape captures instances where I approached visitors, asking them to avoid manipulating the equipment

Within the spaces of the museum research equipment is interpreted (contested?) as “display”

My embodied presence draws visitors' attention and reactions; visitors negotiate my role: A visitor: "Wow! I thought it's a sculpture!" My embodied presence is captured by (my own) capturing devices

My embodied presence draws visitors' attention and reactions; visitors negotiate my role:

A visitor: "Wow! I thought it's a sculpture!"

My embodied presence is captured by (my own) capturing devices

a b

a b

 

Collecting practices “ The idea of the museum has become fundamental to collecting practices beyond the museum [which] produce knowledge about objects but also configure particular ways of knowing and perceiving” S. Macdonald Collecting practices in museums and in (all) social science research ideologies, resources, authorities collecting, storing, classifying

“ The idea of the museum has become fundamental to collecting practices beyond the museum [which] produce knowledge about objects but also configure particular ways of knowing and perceiving”

S. Macdonald

Collecting practices in museums and in (all) social science research

ideologies, resources, authorities

collecting, storing, classifying

Documenting ² : Pages in the Window©

Publication: Ideologies of representation Practices of disseminating and representing academic knowledge Objectivist and positivist genres of writing (Young) versus Autoethnographic, poetic, dramatic, evocative, humorous, etc. Present focus on visual objects

Practices of disseminating and representing academic knowledge

Objectivist and positivist genres of writing (Young) versus

Autoethnographic, poetic, dramatic, evocative, humorous, etc.

Present focus on visual objects

Embodied i

Embodied ii F R A M E S

Take 3: Remakings Trans(gressive)-disciplinary attractions

Performative social sciences (PSS) Transforming the social sciences from “scientific paradigms to ethical-aesthetic paradigms” (Guattari) PSS is “action that incessantly insinuates, interrupts, interrogates, antagonizes, and decenters powerful master discourses” (Conquergood) Doing art of science performance ethnography Ethnographic films, video installations, etc. ethnodrama

Transforming the social sciences from “scientific paradigms to ethical-aesthetic paradigms” (Guattari)

PSS is “action that incessantly insinuates, interrupts, interrogates, antagonizes, and decenters powerful master discourses” (Conquergood)

Doing art of science

performance ethnography

Ethnographic films, video installations, etc.

ethnodrama

Textual Attraction February 08, Be’er Sheva

 

 

Performative prospects Expanding creativity (from) within communities of researchers Cross-disciplinary collaborations and fertilization Can we suggest a dance-for-an-article; a drawing-for-an-article? Accessing new audiences Witnessing the reception of the “work of art/science”

Expanding creativity (from) within communities of researchers

Cross-disciplinary collaborations and fertilization

Can we suggest a dance-for-an-article; a drawing-for-an-article?

Accessing new audiences

Witnessing the reception of the “work of art/science”

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