Invited Speaker: Professor Miriam Kahn, Thurs Oct 13

Hi all,

The CSOC Club, in conjunction with the CSOC and IPE departments, is happy to announce the second presentation of the semester. Dr. Miriam Kahn (University of Washington) will be delivering a presentation entitled Illusion and Reality in Tahiti’s Tourist Cocoons. Here’s the key information:

Thursday, October 15, 5:00 PM
SUB 101

Refreshments will be provided. Here’s a more detailed description of the topic:

Professor Miriam Kahn, professor in the department of anthropology at the University of Washington, will speak about the idea of tourist “cocoons” — carefully managed spaces of illusion — prevalent in the resort hotels of Tahiti/French Polynesia. These cocoon-like environments, which are settings of total control, are highly effective strategies for coping with the disjuncture between the larger reality of Tahiti (with its pesky mosquitoes, ordinary buildings, and everyday Tahitians) and the Tahiti of tourists’ imaginations.

We hope to see you there!

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