Lesson 6 Culture

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  • 1. Paradise Lost Lesson 6 Culture Key Questions What are some of the social costs of tourism?
  • 2. STARTER Take a look at the Thailand etiquette dossier Look at the following images of Khao San Road, a popular hang-out for tourists in Bangkok. How might a group of British tourists behave that others might see as wrong and inappropriate? How should tourists dress and behave when they are guests in Thailand? Key Questions What are some of the social costs of tourism?
  • 3. Street Chic or Shame? Key Questions What are some of the social costs of tourism?
  • 4. Street Chic or Shame? Key Questions What are some of the social costs of tourism?
  • 5. Street Chic or Shame? Key Questions What are some of the social costs of tourism?
  • 6. Street Chic or Shame? Key Questions What are some of the social costs of tourism?
  • 7. Street Chic or Shame? Key Questions What are some of the social costs of tourism?
  • 8. Read the blog entry from a resident of Bangkok to find out what a Thai person thinks. STARTER Key Questions What are some of the social costs of tourism?
  • 9. Outside one of the many McDonalds outlets in Bangkok, Ronald McDonald's hands are making a ‘wai', a respectful greeting in Thailand. Transnational Corporations (TNCs) such as McDonalds are tailoring their products for local markets. This is of growing interest to geographers and there is even a name for it - globalisation. STARTER Key Questions What are some of the social costs of tourism?
  • 10. George is staying in Mae Hong Son, northwest Thailand. He is keen to learn more about the hill tribe peoples that live in the region, especially a group called the Kayan. Key Questions What are some of the social costs of tourism?
  • 11. Seventy Kayan families live in three villages around Mae Hong Son after they fled their war-torn homeland in neighbouring Burma (Myanmar) twenty years ago. Kayan traditions stretch back centuries. One of them is a major tourist attraction in Mae Hong Son: their ‘long neck' women. From a young age, Kayan women add brass rings around their necks that gradually make them longer. Key Questions What are some of the social costs of tourism?
  • 12. Should George visit a Kayan village? Read the newspaper article then vote with your feet: Stand nearest to the statement that is closest to your own view of the issue. Be prepared to justify your decision! Key Questions What are some of the social costs of tourism?
  • 13. Plenary Key Questions What are some of the social costs of tourism? Imagine Thai tourists have come to visit your neighbourhood to take photos of people living there. What would they photograph? How would you feel about it? What rules should people stick to when they are taking photographs?