We have discussed a plethora of aspects of tourism. Romanticizing the foreign, selling the unknown, and making “the other” one of our own has played a central point of our discussions. Using evidence from Holden, the Bloom reader, and class discussions converse the various elements of tourism in regards to personal, national, and consumer agendas (you need to use four of the seven we have discussed—one (obviously) must be literature). More so, make sure you weave the elements of human behavior and socio-political elements that Holden uses to show the development of tourism as a viable venue of study. Make sure you have a thesis, and that your essay does more than just summarize what we have done. Yet, there is a hitch . . . this is a fun one.
Use the travel guide linked above. Read it. Explore it. How does the travel guide excite a person, educate a person, and what does it say (or even omit) about a destination. Most importantly, how does it compare, expand, and relate to the essay’s from Bloom? This week you had two on The Beats . . . how can you compare this travel guide to the literature written about iconic writers? How does the legacy of someone famous elevate a locale? Most importantly, how do Jack Kerouac’s story reflect Mexico and/or NYC?
utilize the readings and discussions into your answer. Remember, analysis is the thrust of what we do so do not merely attempt to regurgitate information. Use it in a viable manner, tell a story, and create desire, adventure, and perhaps lore.
Link for Travel Guide is
only first 27 pgs