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Ep 0.4 | Your Host, My Story In this mini-episode, I offer you a little bit about what brought me to court and conjure The End of Tourism Podcast. I speak to the dilemmas that touched me as a young person, about how a long lineage and period as a travelling tourist fed the ideas that you hear in these episodes, and how we might, together, come to subvert what's been and being done to our world, mostly unbeknownst. This is my story. Hosted by Chris Christou --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discover more episodes and join the conversation: https://www.theendoftourism.com Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @theendoftourism Join the Conspiracy! Support us via Patreon @ https://www.patreon.com/theendoftourism
On this episode, our guest is Dr. Anu Taranath, a speaker, educator, and racial equity consultant who partners with a range of people to deepen conversations on history, harm and healing. A professor at the University of Washington for the past 20+ years, Dr. Anu knows that the most compelling conversations on race, identity and belonging take place when people feel valued and heard.  Her book Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World was shortlisted for the Washington State Book Award, selected as a Winner of Newsweek's "Future of Travel Awards in Storytelling," and named one of Oprah Magazine’s “26 Best Travel Books of All Times.” Dr. Anu joins me to discuss her book Beyond Guilt Trips, the modern crisis of identity, heritage travel and homeland journeys, the power of whiteness, guilt and shame in tourism, privilege as a four-letter word, and finally, holding space at home and abroad. Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dr. Anu's Official Website Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World Dr Anu's Instagram Page ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Support the pod & movement via our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theendoftourism Discover more episodes and join the conversation: http://www.theendoftourism.com Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @theendoftourism
On this episode, our guest is Ian MacKenzie, a filmmaker and writer who lives on the Salish Sea with his partner and young son.  For over 13 years, he’s been tracking the global emergence of new culture. From the desert of Burning Man to the heart of Occupy Wall St, he has sought and amplified the voices of visionaries, artists and activists who have been working toward planetary system change. Ian is best known for his films Sacred Economics, Lost Nation Road, Amplify Her, Dear Guardians, and Occupy Love (directed by Velcrow Ripper).   More recently, he founded The Mythic Mascline Podcast and Network, exploring in-depth conversations about emerging masculinities, as well as A Gathering of Stories, an online mythopoetic ceremony. I met Ian some years ago at the Orphan Wisdom School near Ottawa, Canada. Since then, we've become friends and co-conspirators in the deep work of apprenticing the culture, what is absent in it, and what might be done about it. Ian joins me to discuss the backpacker "gap year" and the lack of initation for young men and women, the difference between a tourist and a traveller, the theatre that the tourist industry creates for tourists, what it means to be a guest, creating ritual space, and Joseph Campbell's "hero's journey." Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ian Mackenzie's Official Website The Mythic Masculine Podcast & Network A Gathering of Stories Support Ian via Patreon ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Support the pod & movement via our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theendoftourism Discover more episodes and join the conversation: http://www.theendoftourism.com Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @theendoftourism
Daniel Pinchbeck is an American author. His books include Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, and How Soon Is Now? From Personal Initiation to Global Transformation He is a co-founder of the web magazine Reality Sandwich and of the website Evolver.net, and edited the North Atlantic Books publishing imprint Evolver Editions. He was featured in the documentary 2012: Time for Change, directed by Joao Amorim and produced by Mangusta Films. He is the founder of the think tank Center for Planetary Culture, which produced the Regenerative Society Wiki. On this episode, Daniel joins me to discuss his essay "Life and Death in Tulum," the evolution and diffusion of the Burning Man festival and community to other parts of the world in the form of tourism, Zizek's neoshamanism and neobuddhism ideas, the cultural colonialism of modern music festivals, and the logic of late-stage capitalism. Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Daniel Pinchbeck's Official Website Life and Death in Tulum (Daniel's Substack) How Soon Is Now? From Personal Initiation to Global Transformation Daniel's Facebook and Instagram Pages Liminal News ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Support the Pod & Movement via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theendoftourism Discover more episodes and join the conversation: http://www.theendoftourism.com Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @theendoftourism
On this episode, our guest is Mary Louise Pratt, a Professor Emerita at NYU and author of the pioneering decolonial work on travel writing entitled Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation. Her new book Planetary Longings is out now through Duke University Press. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Stanford University. Her research includes work on Latin American Literature and Latin American Studies, comparative literature, linguistics, literary theory, postcolonial studies, feminist and gender studies, anthropology, and cultural studies. Her publications include: Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation (1992; 2nd ed. 2007), a well-known study of the discursive formation of Latin America and Africa in metropolitan travel literature. With the west coast SOFA collective, she co-authored Women, Culture and Politics in Latin America (1993). A collection of her work appeared in Spanish in 2017 titled Los imaginarios planetarios (Madrid: Aluvion). Her most recent work as a critic and scholar includes reflections on neoliberalism and culture, language and globalization, and contemporary indigenous politics and thought. Pratt stresses the dynamic relations between high culture and popular movements, between gendered narratives and official legends, between national politics and global markets. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ‍Planetary Longings Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation Mary Louise Pratt's keynote address [videorecording]: Ecología del lenguaje, política del lenguaje : hacia una imaginación geolingüística. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discover more episodes and join the conversation: http://www.theendoftourism.com Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @theendoftourism Join the Conspiracy! Support us via Patreon @ https://www.patreon.com/theendoftourism
On this episode, our guest is Robert Fletcher, an environmental anthropologist and author at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Robert is based in the Sociology of Development and Change group at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. A former ecotourism guide, he is an environmental anthropologist with research interests in conservation, development, tourism, globalization, climate change, human-wildlife interaction, social and resistance movements, and non-state forms of governance. He uses a political ecology approach to explore how culturally-specific understandings of human-nonhuman relations and political economic structures intersect to inform patterns of natural resource use and conflict.  His publications include the books The Conservation Revolution: Radical Ideas for Saving Nature beyond the Anthropocene, co-authored with Bram Büscher, and published by Verso Books in 2020, and Romancing the Wild: Cultural Dimensions of Ecotourism, published by Duke University Press in 2014. Robert joins me on this episode to explore his personal experience and research into ecotourism and its contradictions, extinction tourism and disaster capitalism, the capitalocene, what ecotourism does to our understandings of nature and vice versa, the body in ecotourism worlds, ideology and post-capitalism. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Robert Fletcher's Official Website The Conservation Revolution: Radical Ideas for Saving Nature beyond the Anthropocene Romancing the Wild: Cultural Dimensions of Ecotourism Essay: Ecotourism after nature: Anthropocene tourism as a new capitalist “fix” ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discover more episodes and join the conversation: http://www.theendoftourism.com Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @theendoftourism Join the Conspiracy! Support us via Patreon @ https://www.patreon.com/theendoftourism
Season Zero #0.3 | Expectation and Entitlement In this mini-episode, I speak about the expectation and entitlement that follows tourists into foreign lands, how it becomes embedded into the minds and places of tourists' hosts, and how the tourism industry encourages all of this. The consequences of this are deep and dire and almost always ensure that any remaining sense of hospitality among locals or tourists alike is turned into hostility. Welcome to "Expectation and Entitlement."  Hosted by Chris Christou. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discover more episodes and join the conversation: https://www.theendoftourism.com Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @theendoftourism Join the Conspiracy! Support us via Patreon @ https://www.patreon.com/theendoftourism
On this episode we are joined by activist and author Deborah McLaren. Deborah McLaren has worked with Indigenous and rural communities for 25 years, helping to analyze and advocate for tourism issues and rights. These include land, intellectual property, cultural, environmental and development rights. She served as the director of the Rethinking Tourism Project and Indigenous Tourism Rights International. Deborah has written several books, including Rethinking Tourism and Ecotravel (Kumarian Press, 1998 and 2002), the first critique of international tourism and its impacts upon Indigenous Peoples, and contributed to many others, including the recent Socializing Tourism: Rethinking Tourism for Social and Ecological Justice (Routledge, 2021).  Currently she’s contributing to works around climate change and Covid-19 and tourism, serving on the advisory panel of the Indigenous Tourism Collaborative of the Americas.  Deborah is also the CEO of Ancient Indian Spices, an artisan food company raising funds to support small farmers around the world. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Saint Paul, Minnesota. She can be reached at darmclaren@gmail.com. Deborah joins me to discuss her decades long work in fighting against overtourism, for indigenous rights, land acknowledgement, the impacts of COVID-19 and the climate crisis on travel, and her seminal book Rethinking Tourism and Ecotravel. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rethinking Tourism and Ecotravel Socializing Tourism: Rethinking Tourism for Social and Ecological Justice Indigenous Tourism Collaborative of the Americas Ancient Indian Spices ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discover more episodes and join the conversation: http://www.theendoftourism.com Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @theendoftourism Join the Conspiracy! Support us via Patreon @ https://www.patreon.com/theendoftourism
On this episode we are joined by friend and fellow scholar, Day Schildkret of Morning Altars. Day Schildkret is internationally renowned as the author, artist and teacher behind the Morning Altars movement, inspiring tens of thousands of people to make life more beautiful and meaningful through ritual, nature and art. BuzzFeed calls his work, “a celebration of nature and life." With nearly 100K followers on social media and sold-out workshops, installations, trainings, and public speaking events worldwide, Day is a thought-leader devoted to healing the culture by teaching people to ritualize the big and small moments of our work and our lives. Day is the author of the up-coming book, Hello, Goodbye: 75 Rituals for Times of Loss, Celebration and Change (Simon Element), hitting #1 on Amazon for two days straight, as well as the author of Morning Altars: A 7-Step Practice to Nourish Your Spirit through Nature, Art and Ritual (Countryman Press). His work has been featured on NBC, CBS, Buzzfeed, Vice, Well+Good, My Modern Met and four times in Spirituality & Health Magazine. We discuss how people know where they are, deep time, wanderlust and destination addiction, rituals as recipes and food for memory, where we find the sacred in the world, what it means to be hospitable guests in our time, remembering to remember through ritual, and finally, how art can help us to do that. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Day Schildkret's Official Website Morning Altas - Impermanent Earth Art Hello, Goodbye: 75 Rituals for Times of Loss, Celebration and Change Morning Altars Book ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discover more episodes and join the conversation: http://www.theendoftourism.com Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @theendoftourism Join the Conspiracy! Support us via Patreon @ https://www.patreon.com/theendoftourism
On this episode we are joined by Samie Blasingame, the communications campaigner for the Stay Grounded Network. Stay Grounded is a global network of more than 180 member organisations, among them local airport opposition and climate justice groups, NGOs, trade unions, initiatives fostering alternatives to aviation like night trains, and organisations supporting communities which struggle against offset projects or biofuel plantations. Also individual activists, academics, trade unionists and interested people can contribute to the network. Stay Grounded aims to exchange experiences, support each other, and campaign together for a reduction of aviation and its negative impacts. They also engage in fighting problematic climate strategies like offsetting emissions and biofuels. Their vision is a form of mobility that rests inside the planetary boundaries and allows a livable future for us and our children. Samie has an academic and professional background in environmental policy and planning with a focus on urban regeneration, sustainable agriculture and resilient food systems. Currently, she is based in Berlin, Germany where she works for Stay Grounded and is active in various sustainability and climate justice groups across Europe. We discuss Stay Grounded’s history, actions, and philosophies, aviation industry greenwashing, bullshit flights, the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, and finally we dream of a world in which hyper mobility and cheap travel are a thing of the past. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stay Grounded Website: https://stay-grounded.org/ Stay Grounded Greenwashing Fact Sheets: https://stay-grounded.org/greenwashing/ Stay Grounded Just Transition Paper: https://stay-grounded.org/just-transition/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discover more episodes and join the conversation: http://www.theendoftourism.com Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @theendoftourism Join the Conspiracy! Support us via Patreon @ https://www.patreon.com/theendoftourism
On this episode, our guest is Gustavo Esteva, a "deprofessionalized" social activist, author, and elder. I sat down with Gustavo in his house on the edge of a small Zapotec town to discuss the legacy of interculturality, radical hospitality, the philosopher Ivan Illich, and the Zapatistas of Chiapas, Mexico. Gustavo is the co-founder of La Universidad de la Tierra (the University of the Earth) and the Center for Intercultural Encounters and Dialogues, located in Oaxaca, Mexico. He has authored and edited over 40 books, including "Grassroots Postmodernism: Remaking the Soil of Cultures" and "Escaping Education: Living as Learning within Grassroots Cultures," and "the Future of Development: A Radical Manifesto." I first met Gustavo in 2015 at the Unitierra Oaxaca in southern Mexico. I had long heard incredible stories of Gustavo through a protege of his, Michael Sacco, a close friend and the founder of ChocoSol Traders in Toronto, Canada. Like Michael, I was invited into the philosophies and lived expressions of interculturality, hospitality, and local resilience that Gustavo and his work so deeply embodies. Part 2 is entitled, "A World Where Many Worlds Belong." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gustavo Esteva's Official Page: Universidad de la Tierra Oaxaca: https://unitierraoax.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unitierraoaxaca/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unitierraoax/ Ivan Illich: Wikipedia EZLN / Zapatistas: Espanol / English ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discover more episodes and join the conversation: http://www.theendoftourism.com Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @theendoftourism Join the Conspiracy! Support us via Patreon @ https://www.patreon.com/theendoftourism
On this episode, our guest is Gustavo Esteva, a "deprofessionalized" social activist, author, and elder. I sat down with Gustavo in his house on the edge of a small Zapotec town to discuss the legacy of tourism in Oaxaca, how tourism is an extension of the colonization of the Americas, and the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. We touch on the differences between tourists and immigrants and the crushing realities of modern and urban, capitalist living. Gustavo is the co-founder of La Universidad de la Tierra (the University of the Earth) and the Center for Intercultural Encounters and Dialogues, located in Oaxaca, Mexico. He has authored and edited over 40 books, including "Grassroots Postmodernism: Remaking the Soil of Cultures" and "Escaping Education: Living as Learning within Grassroots Cultures," and "the Future of Development: A Radical Manifesto."  I first met Gustavo in 2015 at the Unitierra Oaxaca in southern Mexico. I had long heard incredible stories of Gustavo through a protege of his, Michael Sacco, a close friend and the founder of ChocoSol Traders in Toronto, Canada. Like Michael, I was invited into the philosophies and lived expressions of interculturality, hospitality, and local resilience that Gustavo and his work so deeply embodies.  Part 1 is entitled, "The Conquest and the Great Escape." Part 2, which we will release at the beginning of January, is entitled, "A World Where Many Worlds Belong." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gustavo Esteva's Resilience.org Page: https://www.resilience.org/resilience-author/gustavo-esteva/ Universidad de la Tierra Oaxaca: https://unitierraoax.org  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unitierraoaxaca/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unitierraoax/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discover more episodes and join the conversation: http://www.theendoftourism.com Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @theendoftourism Join the Conspiracy! Support us via Patreon @ https://www.patreon.com/theendoftourism
On this episode, our guest is Daniel Pardo, an organizer of various neighbourhood organizations in Barcelona, including ABDT (the Assembly of Neighborhoods for Tourism Degrowth). I caught up with Daniel and friend Ana Elia to speak about Barcelona, what has become of it as a result of overtourism and the local struggles against touristification there. We discuss what the COVID-19 pandemic did to Barcelona and what, if anything, we can learn from the Great Pause.  Daniel moved to Barcelona 15 years ago and has since become a passionate activist, investigating and fighting against the exploitation of his city and its people. He is also currently the coordinator of the project Biblioteca de Objetos ("Library of Objects"). We are also joined by Ana Elia, a friend and native of Barcelona who completed her doctorate on gendered social networks in community-based ecotourism projects in Ghana. She is the co-director of CEHDA (cehdaghana.org/en), a migrant and environmental justice organization founded by Ghanaian migrants to support rural resilience in Africa as well as to support migrant people in Catalonia. This episode is entitled "Neighbourhood Resistance and Resilience in Barcelona." *******During the recording of this episode there was an issue with the microphone, and so it is somewhat difficult to hear Daniel. We have uploaded all of our episodes including this one along with subtitles if you'd like to follow along there: https://youtu.be/PSj9nEE7oiM********* ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- the Assembly of Neighborhoods for Tourism Degrowth / Assemblea de Barris Pel Decreixement Turistic (ABDT) Website: https://assembleabarris.wordpress.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AssBarrisDT Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AssBarrisDT/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discover more episodes and join the conversation: http://www.theendoftourism.com Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @theendoftourism Join the Conspiracy! Support us via Patreon @ https://www.patreon.com/theendoftourism
Season Zero: Episode 0.2 Escape, Exile and Culture In this mini-episode, I speak about escape and exile and how each are deeply entwined aspects of the tourist world. As a result of each, culture suffers or is (mis)appropriated both in tourist destinations and at home. This is a brief introduction to the themes that often go unquestioned in the world of travel, what binds us to place, and the consequences for culture.. Welcome to "Escape, Exile, and Culture." Hosted by Chris Christou. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discover more episodes and join the conversation: https://www.theendoftourism.com Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @theendoftourism Join the Conspiracy! Support us via Patreon @ https://www.patreon.com/theendoftourism
On this episode our guest is Kahu Kaleo Patterson, an indigenous Hawai'ian priest and tourism activist. Kaleo joins us to discuss the ongoing tourism pandemic on the islands, grassroots organizing in Hawai'i, his decades of community activism and involvement, tourist entitlement and the abuse of sacred sites. He speaks to us about his spiritual work, including nonviolent direct action in the traditions of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr, and the Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center that's come out of i t. Finally, we delve into justice and reconciliation, peace and joy as an imperative for bringing about a better world. Kahu Kaleo was born on Wahiawa, Oahu, Hawai'i. He has degrees from a plethora of institutions as well as anti-racism and community involvement training. He has worked as a professor and educator at the University of Hawaii, Manoa and the Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center. He worked for a decade with developmentally handicapped youth for the Hawaii State Vocational Rehabilitation program and has been a licensed priest or Kahu since 1986. Kaleo is the president of the Hawaii Ecumenical Coalition on Tourism, which has been fighting the good fight for almost thirty years. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center: http://pjrcpeace.org/ Tourism's Negative Impact on Hawaii / All is Not Well in Paradise Essay: https://mphawaii.tripod.com/Tourism/TourismsNegativeImpact.htm After 100 Years, Hawaiians Pursue Sovereignty: https://test.sojo.net/magazine/february-march-1993/after-100-years-hawaiians-pursue-sovereignty Cecil Rajendra: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Rajendra Joyful Militancy: https://www.akpress.org/joyful-militancy.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discover more episodes and join the conversation: http://www.theendoftourism.com Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @theendoftourism Join the Conspiracy! Support us via Patreon @ https://www.patreon.com/theendoftourism
On this episode our guests are Dr Hokulani K Aikau (a Kanaka Oiwi) and Dr Vernadette V Gonzalez, editors of Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawai’i. They join me to discuss the ongoing COVID-19 tourism crisis in Hawaii, the military-tourism industrial complex, the appropriation of Aloha, the importance of the invitation in hospitality, tourism under a sovereign Hawai'i, as well as the US occupation of Hawai'i. We had an amazing time on this interview and it ends with a bang - speaking to responsibility, imagination, and action. Dr Aikau is currently a professor at the University of Victoria in the Indigenous Governance Program. In addition to the Detours series, she has also published two other books including A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawaiʻi, as well as Feminist Waves, Feminist Generational Cultures: Life Stories from Three Generations in the Academy, 1968-1998. Dr Gonzalez is a professor of American Studies and Director of the Honors Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. 1She has authored other books including her most recent, entitled “Empire’s Mistress, Starring Isabel Rosario Cooper’ as well as “Securing Paradise: Tourism and Militarism in Hawai‘i and the Philippines.” Vernadette is also the editor and author of many other collections and articles on tourism, empire, and militarism. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawai'i (Read the Introduction Free) Duke University Press: Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawai'i Google Scholar: Vernadette V. Gonzalez Empire′s Mistress, Starring Isabel Rosario Cooper by Vernadette V. Gonzalez Securing Paradise: Tourism and Militarism in Hawai’i and the Philippines by Vernadette V. Gonzalez A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai’i by Hokulani K. Aikau ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discover more episodes and join the conversation: http://www.theendoftourism.com Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @theendoftourism Join the Conspiracy! Support us via Patreon @ https://www.patreon.com/theendoftourism
On this episode, our guest is Stephen Jenkinson, activist, teacher, author, and farmer. In the second part of our conversation, we explore the themes of tourism as the trauma of homeless people. Rights are discussed in contrast to responsibilities. Stephen takes us on a deep dive into how the idea of the stranger or foreigner came to be, principally through travel and trade and what this all might offer us in our time. Finally, we contend with the notion that the only responsible way of being a tourist is to stop being one, is to stay home and honour the place one lives in. Stephen has masters’ degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the University of Toronto (Social Work). He is the founder of the Orphan Wisdom School in Tramore, Canada and the author of four books, including Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, the award-winning book about grief and dying, and the great love of life. In 2015, he created Nights of Grief & Mystery with Canadian singer-songwriter Gregory Hoskins. With a 5-piece band, they have mounted international tours and released three albums, the most recent of which are "Dark Roads" and "Rough Gods." I first encountered Stephen in 2014 at a chocolate shop in Toronto. In the midst of a life-changing, 3 hour-long story, he whispered to us, that “in this place, they eat teachers.” Later on, digesting the fact that I was, very much, one of the hungry, I decided to join his teaching school in the Ottawa Valley. Since then, Stephen has travelled here, to Oaxaca, Mexico, mostly as a “pulmonary refugee,” as he refers to it. Alongside his wife Nathalie and others, I have been witness and accomplice to much of their co-conspiracy, here. Over the years, many of those conversations revolved around tourism, exile, and radical hospitality, which are the themes of these two episodes. Part 2 is entitled “Trauma Intelligence, the Stranger, and Radical Hospitality.” Throughout the episodes you will hear what are cicadas, emerging after a 17 year underworld life to die. Their songs, as I’ve heard it said here in Oaxaca, are prayers to local Gods, asking for rain to once more kiss the parched soils of this place. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Orphan Wisdom School: https://orphanwisdom.com/school/ Stephen's Books: https://orphanwisdom.com/books/ Nights of Grief and Mystery: https://gregoryhoskins.bandcamp.com/album/nights-of-grief-and-mystery ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discover more episodes and join the conversation: http://www.theendoftourism.com Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @theendoftourism Join the Conspiracy! Support us via Patreon @ https://www.patreon.com/theendoftourism
On this episode, our guest today is Stephen Jenkinson, activist, teacher, author, and farmer. In this conversation, we explore the themes of weekend warrior tourism, the so-called freedom to travel, and the abandonment of place that tourist towns endure. Tourism has a particular history, and we discuss the idea of modern tourism as a cultural grandchild of European immigration to the Americas. Stephen explains what it means to be indigenous, what tourism does to that capacity, and what we might do about it. Stephen Jenkinson has masters’ degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the University of Toronto (Social Work). He is the founder of the Orphan Wisdom School in Tramore, Canada and the author of four books, including Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, the award-winning book about grief and dying, and the great love of life. In 2015, he created Nights of Grief & Mystery with Canadian singer-songwriter Gregory Hoskins. With a 5-piece band, they have mounted international tours and released three albums, the most recent of which are "Dark Roads" and "Rough Gods." I first encountered Stephen in 2014 at a chocolate shop in Toronto. In the midst of a life-changing, 3 hour-long story, he whispered to us, that “in this place, they eat teachers.” Later on, digesting the fact that I was, very much, one of the hungry, I decided to join his teaching school in the Ottawa Valley. Since then, Stephen has travelled here, to Oaxaca, Mexico, mostly as a “pulmonary refugee,” as he refers to it. Alongside his wife Nathalie and others, I have been witness and accomplice to much of their co-conspiracy, here. Over the years, many of those conversations revolved around tourism, exile, and radical hospitality, which are the themes of these two episodes. Part 1 is entitled, “Immigration and Cultural Homelessness” Today , I am honoured to introduce Stephen Jenkinson: Throughout the episodes you will hear what are cicadas, emerging after a 17 year underworld life to die. Their songs, as I’ve heard it said here in Oaxaca, are prayers to local Gods, asking for rain to once more kiss the parched soils of this place.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Orphan Wisdom School: https://orphanwisdom.com/school/ Stephen's Books: https://orphanwisdom.com/books/ Nights of Grief and Mystery: https://gregoryhoskins.bandcamp.com/album/nights-of-grief-and-mystery ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discover more episodes and join the conversation: http://www.theendoftourism.com Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @theendoftourism Join the Conspiracy! Support us via Patreon @ https://www.patreon.com/theendoftourism
On this episode, our guest is Dr Ivan Murray Mas, an activist, author, and Associate Lecturer at the University of the Balearic Islands.  He is a father, a former fisherman, and a contributor and editor of many books, the most recent of which include "Tourism and Degrowth: Towards a Truly Sustainable Tourism," and "#TourismPostCOVID19: Lockdown Touristification." Here, we'll explore the latter, "Lockdown Touristification," and discuss the themes that Ivan and Ernest Canada have written about, including the role of tourism in laying the groundwork for the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the impact of business travel in that spread, the countless jobs lost from the pandemic, and the precarious and predatory return of the tourism industry in a post-pandemic world. Ivan holds a (Master of Science) in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Human Geography from the University of the Balearic Islands. He is involved with various social movements and collectives in the Balearic Islands, including GOB (Balearic Ornithological Group), Tot Inclos, and Alba Sud. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Alba Sud: http://www.albasud.org/ #TourismPostCOVID19: Lockdown Touristification: http://www.albasud.org/publicacion/en/103/tourismpostcovid19-lockdown-touristification Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.es/citations?user=K1vtUroAAAAJ&hl=en ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discover more episodes and join the conversation: http://www.theendoftourism.com Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @theendoftourism Join the Conspiracy! Support us via Patreon @ https://www.patreon.com/theendoftourism
Season Zero: Episode 0.1 Dispatches From The Resistance  In this mini-episode, I touch on the nature of tourism resistance worldwide, its context and culture, its scope and scale. This is a brief introduction to the kinds of people I will be interviewing for the podcast and why their voices are so important, and yet so often unheard. Welcome to "Dispatches from the Resistance." Hosted by Chris Christou. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discover more episodes and join the conversation: https://www.theendoftourism.com Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @theendoftourism Join the Conspiracy! Support us via Patreon @ https://www.patreon.com/theendoftourism
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