Contents Tourism 2019

In this course we will read and discuss various key scholarly works relating to contents tourism.

Syllabus: 530621-日本社会研究1

Week 1 (5 April): Introduction

Homework: Read and prepare pages 1-40 of 増淵 敏之「物語を旅するひとびと―コンテンツ・ツーリズムとは何か」. We will discuss this next week.

Week 2 (12 April): 増淵 敏之「物語を旅するひとびと―コンテンツ・ツーリズムとは何か」

Homework: Read and prepare pages 111-143 of 増淵 敏之「物語を旅するひとびと―コンテンツ・ツーリズムとは何か」. We will discuss this next week.

Week 3 (19 April): 増淵 敏之「物語を旅するひとびと―コンテンツ・ツーリズムとは何か」

Extra Materials: essay by Takayoshi Yamamura about Lucky Star, video lecture about Shiba Ryotaro.

Homework: Read and prepare the pages from Sue Beeton’s Film-Induced Tourism, 2nd Edition.

Week 4 (26 April): Sue Beeton Film-Induced Tourism, 2nd Edition.

Extra class materials: Hobbiton, New Zealand Tourism Page, Air New Zealand Video.

Week 5 (10 May): Sue Beeton Film-Induced Tourism, 2nd Edition. Discussion of theme parks.

Homework: Read and prepare 岡本健「コンテンツツーリズム研究」

Week 6 (17 May): 岡本健「コンテンツツーリズム研究」(52-59)

Week 7 (24 May): 岡本健「コンテンツツーリズム研究」(60-67)

Week 8 (31 May): Stephan Roesch, The Experiences of Film Location Tourists

Week 9 (7 June): Philip Seaton, “Islands of ‘Dark’ and ‘Light/Lite’ Tourism”

Week 10 (14 June): コンテンツツーリズム学会「コンテンツツーリズム入門」

Week 11 (21 June): コンテンツツーリズム学会「コンテンツツーリズム入門」

Week 12 (28 June): No class. Make-up assignment: Write a short review of one of the texts we have read in class (500 words in English, or, 1200 characters in Japanese).

Week 13 (5 July): Philip Seaton et al Contents Tourism in Japan