Cultural Geography and itineraries (2019/2020)

Course code
4S02899
Name of lecturer
Caterina Martinelli
Coordinator
Caterina Martinelli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-GGR/01 - GEOGRAPHY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 30, 2019 al Jan 11, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to favour a critical understanding of the relationships between tourism and space. It promotes the development of theoretical and methodological understanding and skills related to Cultural Geography and their application to the study of tourism. At the end of the course students will have to demonstrate the assimilation of the main concepts pertaining to Cultural Geography and the ability to critically apply them to understand tourism and its territorial impacts.

Syllabus

Cultural Geography: historical, theoretical and metodological contextualisation
- Contextualization within the field of Human Geography
- Epistemological approaches
- Methodological aspects
Tourist Studies: recent developments
The contribution of Cultural Geography to Tourist Studies
Qualitative Research methods
Case studies related to the cultural approach to the Geography of tourism

TEACHING MODES
Lectures and workshops, with individual and group works aimed to favour an active and critical participation in class.

ESSENTIAL READINGS
a) BOOKS
- Martinelli C. (2015) La Geografia Culturale nel Contesto della Geografia Umana “Internazionale”. Verona, QuiEdit.

b) BOOK CHAPTERS:
- In Minca C. e Colombino A. (2012) Breve Manuale di Geografia Umana. Trento, Cedam:
‐ Introduzione, pp. 1-10
‐ Introduzione alla parte III: I viaggi del geografo, pp. 135-137
‐ Cap. 8: Viaggio, turismo e geografia, pp. 157-174
‐ Cap. 9: Heritage e geografie della memoria, pp. 175-192
‐ Introduzione alla parte IV: La pratica del geografo, pp. 195-196
‐ Cap. 10: Metodo e metodologia, pp. 197-225.
‐ Conclusioni, pp. 227-230.

c) JOURNAL ARTICLES, ENCYCLOPEDIC AND DICTIONARY ENTRIES
- Franklin A. and Crang M. (2001) The Trouble with Tourism and Travel Theory?. Tourist Studies, 1(1): 5-22.
- Edensor T. (2009) Tourism. In Kitchin R. and Thrift N. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Oxford, Elsevier, 301-312.
- Massey D. (1994) A global sense of place – https://www.unc.edu/courses/2006spring/geog/021/001/massey.pdf
- Pratt G. (2009) Qualitative Methods, in Gregory D. et. al. (Eds) Dictionary of Human Geography, 5th Edition. Malden and Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 603-606
(NB: the journal articles are available on-line for free - see also the main library Frinzi on-line resourses. The encyclopedic and dictionary entries will be available on the e-learning platform)

d) Other bibliographic, audio e audio-video materials will be specified during lectures (also on the e-learning Platform).

FURTHER RIEADINGS
- Banini T. (2019) Geografie Culturali. Milano, Franco Angeli.
- Dell' Agnese, E. (2018). Bon voyage. Per una geografia critica del turismo. Torino, Utet Università.
-  Pettenati G. (2019) I Paesaggi Culturali UNESCO in Italia, Milano, Franco Angeli.

NB: Students non attending classes will follow the programme indicated above. In addition, they will have to agree some further readings with the lecturer.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be oral and assessed according to the following criteria:
‐ Knowledge of the module’s contents and topics
‐ Ability to engage critically with themes and ideas of the module
‐ Ability to make connections among the different topics of the module
‐ Ability to support the discussion with evidence and examples.
‐ Appropriate use of the geographical lexicon
‐ Clarity and consistency