Spectacle, tourism and the performance of everyday geopolitics

Miller, Jacob and Casino, Vincent Del (2020) Spectacle, tourism and the performance of everyday geopolitics. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 38 (7-8). pp. 1412-1428. ISSN 2399-6544

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In recent years scholars have explored the geopolitics of spectacle in exciting ways. While tourism presents a rich opportunity to think about the intersection of geopolitics and spectacle, only a small but growing number of researchers have explored this area where state-society relations unfold in complex ways. This article draws on this work and other traditions in feminist political geography and non-representational theories to explore the embodied geopolitics of a festival and its tourist landscape in the city of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. As such, we glimpse a complex set of geopolitical relations at play in the multiple spaces of the Yii Peng Festival. A closer look at the Festival with the theoretical tools proposed here helps reveal ongoing geopolitical forces that shape its many contours, including a multiplicity of difference.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tourism, citizenship, embodiment, festival, Thailand
Subjects: L200 Politics
L300 Sociology
L700 Human and Social Geography
N800 Tourism, Transport and Travel
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2020 12:24
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2021 12:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/45018

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