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Globalisation, Tourism and Simulacra: A Baudrillardian Study of Tourist Space in Thailand

Sakwit, Kunphatu (2020) Globalisation, Tourism and Simulacra: A Baudrillardian Study of Tourist Space in Thailand. Taylor & Francis, London, 156 pp. E-ISBN 978-1-00-301827-8. (doi:10.4324/9781003018278) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:95178)

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Abstract

This book draws on the thought of Baudrillard to explore the effects of globalisation and tourism in a Thai context. Arguing that tourism does not necessarily erode local culture but that local culture can in fact be recreated through globalisation and tourism, the author employs studies of the Damnoen Saduk and Pattaya floating markets, showing them to be simulations of Thai culture that undergo changes of form, cultural content and activity, through various stages of representation. With a focus on the themes of the circulation of value and signs, the play of differences and orders of simulacra, this volume examines the extent to which Baudrillard’s theory can apply in a non-western context and in relation to tourism. A study of consumption, tourism and the relations between the global and the local, Globalisation, Tourism and Simulacra will appeal to scholars of sociology and geography with interests tourism, globalisation and social theory.

Item Type: Book
DOI/Identification number: 10.4324/9781003018278
Uncontrolled keywords: Area Studies, Geography, Social Sciences, Tourism, Hospitality and Event
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 25 May 2022 08:01 UTC
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2022 08:12 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/95178 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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