Bryce, Derek (2007) Repackaging orientalism : discourses on Egypt and Turkey in British outbound tourism. Tourist Studies, 7 (2). pp. 165-191. ISSN 1468-7976Full text not available in this repository. Request a copy from the Strathclyde author
This article analyses representations of Egypt and Turkey in brochures produced by tour operators for the British outbound packaged tourism market. It suggests that two specific 'phases' of Orientalist discourse are deployed in promotional materials on the two destinations. Turkey reiterates the discursive division of western 'reason and modernity' from eastern 'stasis and passivity' while Egypt re-enacts the material intervention of Europeans to generate and articulate particular kinds of knowledge about the Orient. It suggests that it is not simply the material existence of the destinations, but the occupation of specific historically contingent positions of 'sovereign subjectivity' from which to 'know' them that is offered to tourists.
|Keywords:||Egypt, Michel Foucault, orientalism, subjectivity, Turkey, tourism, Transportation and Communications, Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Transportation and Communications|
|Department:||Strathclyde Business School > Strategy and Organisation|
|Depositing user:||Dr Derek Bryce|
|Date Deposited:||03 Nov 2010 09:31|
|Last modified:||22 Mar 2017 10:37|