436.6 The course of the party and party in progress: Experiences of otherness through tourism and leisure backpack

Friday, August 3, 2012: 10:15 AM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Oral Presentation
Denise FALC√O , UFMG , Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Juliana CORREA , Arts Education, UEMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Duvignaud second, understanding the party has been hampered by the idea of functionality and profitability, getting all its dynamics reduced to the logic of utility. The same (mis) understanding is at play when reduced to capitalist logic that turns it into something to be consumed. This model is a commonly broadcast by the mass tourism that sees the festival as a tourism product which ultimately freeze the festive events, highlighting them as folklore facts that must be rescued in time. This study assumes that leisure and the party occupy a privileged place in the course of social life and in this perspective proposes giving birth to the dynamism that is inherent in traditional festivals from the perspective of a specific tourist experience: backpacking tourism. Sharing travel records held on the islands of Lake Titicaca in Peru, in particular participation in Taquilla party in honor of San Santiago, the study highlights different moments in the experience of otherness revealed by unexpected encounters on a backpacking trip. The study also shows different possibilities of being and the local traditional festivals, putting in dialogic mass tourism and tourism backpack.