After completion the course the student is able to
- use the perspectives of sociology and cultural studies for
understanding the social, cultural, and ethical meanings related to
tourism, travelling and other mobilities and hospitalities both
locally and globally
- make critical judgements of tourism development and business
- be creative in the field of social and cultural innovations
related to the tourism industry.
Tourism, culture and economy, critical studies of hospitalities
and mobilities, ethics and politics in tourism, gender in leisure,
sport and tourism, tourism as work in the hostessing society,
tourist communities, tourism architecture of the future. Basic
concepts and current debates of cultural, sociological, political
and feminist analyses of transforming societies in new capitalism.
Future forms of tourism, travelling, mobility and hospitality,
film-induced tourism, sports tourism, alternative forms of tourism,
Lectures (20 h), closing seminar (4 h), independent studying and
writing individual essays (113 h).
Active participation in discussions and small class assignments,
an individual written assignment on the chosen theme and its
presentation in the concluding seminar.
Germann Molz, J. (2012) Travel Connections. Tourism, technology
and togetherness in a mobile world.
Länsman, A-S. (2004) Väärtisuhteet Lapin
matkailussa. Kulttuurianalyysi suomalaisten ja saamelaisten
kohtaamisesta. Puntsi. Inari.
Veijola, S. (2009) Special issue edited on Tourism as
Work, Tourist Studies 9(2), 2009.
Special issues and articles in Mobilities journal, Tourist Studies,
Hospitality & Society, Annals of Tourism Research.
Wearing, S., Stevenson, D. & Young, T. (2010) Tourist Cultures.
Identity, Place and the Traveller. Sage.
Second and third year students in all disciplines, including
exchange students and gender studies students.
Professor of Cultural Studies of Tourism
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Previous registration required. Course is also available for all