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  1. Introduction
  2. Culler
  3. Tourist is interested in everything as a sign of itself
  4. Theoretical Perspectives
  5. Conclusion

Culler (1981, p106) noted ?The tourist is interested in everything as a sign of itself. He insinuates, in simple terms that the tourist is looking for certain preset characteristics in places they visit that denote the people's culture. For them, these behaviors they have previously seen or read about is a sign of that people's culture.

Which begs the question, does travel journalism tend to confirm or challenge cultural stereotypes? I intend to answer this by exploring the theories relevant to this view and their applications. I will also use a variety of academic and journal articles. To start off this essay, I think it would be best to examine the signs Culler was talking about in relation to tourism.

[...] She will not acknowledge it as a miracle, but you get the feeling that that was the whole point of the story. Leone (2012) attempts to elaborate the cultural semiotics of toilets. He examines the works of the philosopher Slavoj ?i?ek. ?i?ek recalls a famous sequence of Buñuel's movie The Phantom of Liberty (1974). Here, alimentary and ?excrementitious' practices are inverted. Four people defecate around a table while conversing affably, whereas when they want to eat something, they slip away into a private closet. From this, he draws inspiration and elaborates a triangle of ?excrementitious' cultures. [...]


[...] Culler - Tourist is interested in everything as a sign of itself Contents I. Culler II. Theoretical Perspectives III. Conclusion Culler Culler (1981, p106) noted tourist is interested in everything as a sign of itself. He insinuates, in simple terms that the tourist is looking for certain preset characteristics in places they visit that denote the people's culture. For them, these behaviors they have previously seen or read about is a sign of that people's culture. Which begs the question, does travel journalism tend to confirm or challenge cultural stereotypes? [...]


[...] The tourist is only interested in everything as a sign of itself and not its alibis. Tourists seem to confirm Baudrillard's claims that the theory of social objects is based on signification rather than needs or use- value. Tourists consider moving around in gondolas a sign of cultural practices instead of considering the people's reason that it is the most convenient way of moving around a place full of waterways. He considers use- value as nothing more than a practical rationalization of the sign. [...]

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