"Two hundred ninety-four": Remediation and multimodal performance in tourist placemaking

Thurlow, Crispin; Jaworski, Adam (2014). "Two hundred ninety-four": Remediation and multimodal performance in tourist placemaking. Journal of sociolinguistics, 18(4), pp. 459-494. Blackwell Publishing 10.1111/josl.12090

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We offer here a multimodal discourse analysis of a range of verbal (writing and speech), nonverbal (movement and gesture) and technological (photography and video) resources used by tourists at the Leaning Tower of Pisa. In doing so, we pin-point the recycling and layering of mediatized representations (e.g. guidebooks and official brochures), mediated actions (e.g. climbing the Tower or posing in front of it), and remediated practices (e.g. posting a YouTube video of oneself climbing the 294 steps to the top of the Tower). Through this kind of empirically-based examination of tourists’ discursive and embodied performances – their ways of talking about and behaving in spaces – we witness how people never simply visit places but are always actively shaping and making these places. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is, therefore, as much an emergent production of the tourist imagination as it is a pre-existing, lop-sided construction of stone.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of English Languages and Literatures

UniBE Contributor:

Thurlow, Crispin

Subjects:

800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 820 English & Old English literatures
400 Language > 420 English & Old English languages

ISSN:

1360-6441

Publisher:

Blackwell Publishing

Language:

English

Submitter:

Leona Josefine Irmgard Goop

Date Deposited:

18 Feb 2015 16:31

Last Modified:

29 Jan 2019 13:37

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/josl.12090

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.63461

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/63461

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