Virtual Tourisms

In "Virtual Tourisms," history seems "elusive, presenting itself as an amalgamation of fragments and contrasting narratives that may never be grasped in their totality. For Kendrick, the hotel serves as an interpretive lens to examine the cultural imaginary of Los Angeles as seen from a variety of social class positions. Although not exactly the heterotopic space imagined by Foucault, hotels do seem to occupy a liminal position between myth and reality; a carved out social space that functions according to its own rules and internal economy. In Virtual Tourisms, the hotel also offers a concrete manifestation of abstract cultural ideals; a symptom of the collective unconscious of a particular age and geographic region." – Steve Anderson, Vectors Editor

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Vectors

Published in Summer, 2012 by Vectors in Volume 3, Issue 2.

This copy was given to the Electronic Literature Lab by Erik Loyer in November of 2021. Preserved with Conifer by the Electronic Literature Lab. Copy media format: web.

PUBLICATION TYPE

Online Journal

ORIGINAL URL

http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project=94