ASIANetwork Lecture

    Location: Baxter Hall: 101
    Date: 03/14/18
    Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM

    Description:

    ASIANetwork Speakers Bureau and Wabash College Modern Languages and Literatures Department cordially invite you to a talk presented by:

     

    Dr. Nick Kontogeorgopoulos

    Distinguished Professor of International Political Economy

    University of Puget Sound

     

    Home and Away in the Backstages of Thai Society: The Volunteer Tourist Perspective on Authenticity

     

    Volunteer tourism is a form of travel that combines traditional leisure pursuits with opportunities to volunteer in an organized fashion. The popularity of volunteer tourism stems from many factors, but the one motivation that appears in virtually every study is a desire for object authenticity, defined as the authenticity of toured objects, people, and settings. This presentation will explore the role played by object authenticity in the motivations and experiences of volunteer tourists in the province of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand.

     

    Wednesday, March 14

    7:00 p.m.

    Baxter Hall 101 - Lovell Lecture Room

     

    Light refreshments provided

     

    Ticket Information: free and open to the public

    For more information please contact:
    Cara Healey
    765.361.6163
    healeyc@wabash.edu
    Event ID:43117