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YMAT1211 Cultural and Social Studies of Tourism, 5 ECTS cr. 
Code YMAT1211  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Cultural and Social Studies of Tourism  Abbreviation Cultural and So 
Credits5 ECTS cr.  Date of expiry  
TypeSubject studies Subject0446 Tourism 
ClassCourse  Hours  
Study right   GradingPass, Fail, Grades 1-5 
Recommended timing 
   
Organisation Faculty of Social Sciences 

Teachers
Name
Soile Veijola 

General learning material of the study object:
Author Title Year Obligatory Availability
     Germann Molz  Travel Connections. Tourism, technology and togetherness in a mobile world.   2012  - Availability
     Länsman, Anni-Siiri   Väärtisuhteet Lapin matkailussa kulttuurianalyysi suomalaisten ja saamelaisten kohtaamisesta   2004  - Availability
     Veijola, S.  Special issue edited on Tourism as Work , Tourist Studies 9(2)  2009  - Availability
     Additional information Special issues and articles in Mobilities journal, Tourist Studies, Hospitality & Society, Annals of Tourism Research.
     Wearing, Stevenson and Young  Tourist Cultures. Identity, Place and the Traveller.  2010  - Availability


Description
Aim 

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 solutions
- be creative in the field of social and cultural innovations related to the tourism industry.

 
Contents 

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, communal tourism.

 
Previous studies 

No prerequirements

 
Methods 

Lectures (20 h), closing seminar (4 h), independent studying and writing individual essays (113 h).

 
Requirements 

Active participation in discussions and small class assignments, an individual written assignment on the chosen theme and its presentation in the concluding seminar.

 
Supplementary Literature 

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.

 
Timing 

4th period

 
Target Group 

Second and third year students in all disciplines, including exchange students and gender studies students.

 
Tutor 

Professor of Cultural Studies of Tourism

 
Language of instruction 

English

 
Compulsory 

Compulsory

 
Additional information 

Previous registration required. Course is also available for all MTI students.

 


Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type ECTS cr. Teacher Schedule
Reg. time is off. Cultural and Social Studies of Tourism  Assigned task  Soile Veijola  01.06.21 -31.08.21

Upcoming exams
No exams.