澳大利亚研究中心学术论坛 暨西华经院学术论坛第四期

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讲座主题:Travel and Transformation in the Digital Age (数字时代的旅行与变革)

报告人:Dr Garth Lean, Lecturer in Geography and Urban Studies, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University Garth Lean博士,澳大利亚西悉尼大学社会科学和心理学学院讲师)

报告时间:20171124周五)上午1000 1130

报告地点:经济学院4034多媒体会议

承办单位:西华大学经济学院和澳大利亚研究中心共同承办

报告摘要:

Travel has a long association with personal transformation. Historian Eric Leed (1991: 26) argues that throughout history departure has offered people an opportunity to remove themselves ‘from a defining social and cultural matrix’. Bodily relocation has traditionally enabled the alteration of a reality-confirming amalgam of roles, performances, relationships, expectations, objects, languages, symbols and sensual experiences, located within one’s usual place of residence. And it is believed that these altered social and cultural contexts hold the potential to bring about all manner of personal transformations for travellers. However, in a modern, mobile world, where digital technologies, growing flows of peoples and globalization make familiarity increasingly present and the ‘unfamiliar’ more accessible, the opportunities physical travel once provided to distance ourselves from our defining social and cultural contexts are arguably less available. As a consequence, personal transformation through travel is often thought to be less probable. Drawing upon 13 years of research investigating travel and transformation, this seminar will reflect upon what it means to transform through travel in a digitally connected mobile world. It will explore the types of personal transformation traveller’s experience, and consider the various factors that influence these transformations. The paper will illustrate how physical travel experiences become entwined in the life-course, being influenced by (and in-turn influencing) all manner of other life experiences. The seminar will close by observing opportunities for collaborative research between China and Australia, based upon recent research looking at the transformative experiences of Asian working holiday makers in Australia. This includes investigations of new forms of travel and tourism between the two nations (and their various impacts), and the potential of digital technologies to better foster social and cultural connections.

  

旅行与个人转变有着长期的联系。历史学家Eric Leed(1991:26)认为,在整个历史进程中,人们都有机会从一个明确的社会和文化母体中摆脱自己。传统上,人身迁移使现实生活中的角色、表演、关系、期望、对象、语言、符号和感官体验发生了改变。人们相信,这些改变的社会和文化背景有可能为旅行者带来各种各样的个人转变。然而,在现代,移动世界,在数字技术、民族和全球化不断发展的流动使熟悉日益呈现和“陌生”更方便,一次旅行的机会提供给自己的身体从我们定义的社会和文化背景的距离可以说是不可用的。因此,通过旅行进行个人改造通常被认为是不太可能的。通过13年的调查旅行和转变的研究,本次讲座将反映在一个数字连接的移动世界中通过旅行改变意味着什么。它将探讨个人转换旅行者的经验类型,并考虑影响这些转换的各种因素。本文将说明如何成为体育旅游体验缠绕在生命过程中,受(反过来影响)所有其他的生活经验。讲座将由中国和澳大利亚之间的密切合作研究观察的机会,根据最近的研究,在澳大利亚的亚洲打工度假者变革的经验。这包括调查两国之间的新形式的旅行和旅游(及其各种影响),以及数字技术更好地促进社会和文化联系的潜力。

报告人简介:

Dr Garth Lean is a Lecturer in Geography and Urban Studies in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western Sydney University. His research and writing primarily investigate experiences of travel in a modern, mobile world. He is the lead researcher of the Transformative Travel Research Project (www.transformativetravel.com) and co-lead of TinDA (Travel in the Digital Age) (www.tindaproject.com). Garth has published a variety of papers on travel, tourism and mobilities, along with the monograph Transformative Travel in a Mobile World (CABI Books, 2016), and the edited volumes Travel and Representation (Berghahn, 2017), Travel and Imagination (Ashgate, 2014) and Travel and Transformation (Ashgate, 2014). He is Vice President of The Geographical Society of New South Wales and a member of the Geographies of Leisure and Tourism Research Group with the Royal Geographical Society.

Garth Lean博士是澳大利亚西悉尼大学社会科学和心理学学院讲师,研究领域为地理学和城市研究。他的研究和写作主要考察了在现代移动世界中旅行的经历。他是转型旅游研究项目的首席研究员(www.transformativetravel.com)和TinDA共同领导(数字时代的旅行)(www.tindaproject.com)。Garth发表的各种论文在旅行、旅游和迁移率,随着移动世界的专著变革旅行(CABI的书籍,2016),和编辑卷旅行和表示(Berghahn,2017),旅游和想象力(阿什盖特,2014)和旅游转型(阿什盖特,2014)。他是新南威尔士地理学会副主席,也是皇家地理学会休闲与旅游研究组的成员。

  

合办单位:澳大利亚研究中心

四川省国别与区域重点研究基地澳大利亚研究中心建于2007年,最初主要从事澳大利亚妇女文学方面的研究。近几年来,为进一步促进中澳双方开展多领域合作与交流,中心逐渐将其研究领域扩大至经济、商贸、文化教育等方面,旨在为有关政府部门和机构提供决策咨询和顾问服务,实现促进双边交流、合作、发展的“智库”功能至今,中心已资助出版专著和译著共计5本,公开发表相关论文50多篇,20多项在研项目,形成报告10多项,其中多项受到省级相关部门采纳。同时,中心近年来致力于建立中澳文化学术交流平台,促进并开展了各项交流会议及出访活动。