341 c reading: sheller natural hedonism

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Read the following 

Sheller, M. (2004). Natural hedonism. The invention of Caribbean islands as tropical playgrounds. In D. Duval. Tourism in the Caribbean: Trends, development, prospects (Contemporary geographies of leisure, tourism, and mobility; 3). London; New York: Routledge. 23-38.

This reading will help you examine the way that historical representations of the Caribbean continue to impact the way that the Caribbean and its people are seen today. This illustrates the importance of the literature, paintings, novels, traveler accounts to our conceptualization of the world. Today we can add to this list by thinking of the impact of advertising campaigns, travel vlogs and social media accounts.   As you complete this whole module on historical and contemporary representations of the Caribbean, ask yourself these questions about the Caribbean and also your own country and/or community. What images dominate? Who/which institutions circulate them and why? Who is the primary audience for these images? 

The focus of this assignment is to provide you with an opportunity to evaluate your own learning. Answer the questions to the best of your ability. You will receive the grade for completing the assignment well. Complete the assignment and compare your answers to those in the answer key.

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