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Dr Benjamin Taunay

Maître de conférences / Associate Professor
benjamin.taunay@univ-angers.fr
Participates in 1 Session
_Benjamin TAUNAY est géographe et sinologue, Maître de conférences à l’Université d’Angers (UFR ESTHUA Tourisme et Culture) et membre de l’UMR CNRS 6590 ESO. Auteur de la première thèse française sur le tourisme intérieur en Chine, ses travaux portent sur les transformations de la société chinoise à travers le développement des pratiques de tourisme et de loisirs. Actuellement il dirige un programme sur « Bronzer en Chine : une norme corporelle émergente ? ». Il vient de codiriger avec Isabelle Sacareau et Emmanuelle Peyvel un ouvrage sur la diffusion du tourisme dans le monde intitulé : La mondialisation du tourisme. Les nouvelles frontières d’une pratique (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2015). Il est le représentant de l’Université d’Angers au conseil scientifique du GIS Asie. _

Sessions in which Dr Benjamin Taunay participates

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00
11:00 - 11:30 | 30 minutes

Sessions in which Dr Benjamin Taunay attends

Friday 3 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
17:00
17:00 - 19:30 | 2 hours 30 minutes
Festive Event

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00 - 10:00 | 1 hour
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

What if we changed our views on heritage? And if heritage has already changed? While, on the global scene, states maintain their leading role in the mobilization of social and territorial histories, on the local scale, regions, neighbourhoods and parishes have changed. Citizens and communities too: they latch on to heritage to express an unprecedented range of belongings that no law seems to be able to take measures to contain, often to the discontent of...

18:30
18:30 - 20:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Most of what we experience as heritage emerges into conscious recognition through a complex mixture of political and ideological filters, including nationalism.  In these processes, through a variety of devices (museums, scholarly research, consumer reproduction, etc.), dualistic classifications articulate a powerful hierarchy of value and significance.  In particular, the tangible-intangible pair, given legitimacy by such international bodies as UNESCO, reproduces a selective ordering of cul...

Sunday 5 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
7:00
7:00 - 8:45 | 1 hour 45 minutes
Public event

(In English) Chinatown, born in the second half of the 19th century, is a hub of commercial and sociocultural activities which showcases Chinese culture in Montreal. It has become, over time, an iconic landscape of the city’s cultural diversity. Jonathan Cha, urbanologist, landscape architect and doctor in both space and town planning, proposes a discovery tour allowing us to get acquainted with the history of the district and the decipherment of its landscape. _ Le Quartier chinois, né dans ...

14:00
14:00 - 15:30 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Co-Construction and Community Based HeritageHeritage Changes the Social OrderCitizenshipPublic event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

"What does heritage change?" is a multifaceted  question to which the answer(s) are in primary respects related to real-life negotiations among different groups of citizens, cultures, races, ethnic groups, sexual identities, and social classes about received, official and/or widely accepted or accomodated intangible attributes, cultural traditions, historic monuments, buildings, and other transmitted or revived historical legacies. Heritage designated by and for whom, for what motivations, an...

Monday 6 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
15:30
15:30 - 17:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Le patrimoine fait aujourd’hui l’objet d’attentions autant que d’agressions et de destructions. Cela peut s’expliquer par les difficultés de son identification ou de sa conservation. Cela peut plus profondément s’expliquer parce que, dès le départ, il célébre un événement ou conserve une mémoire qui peut être ou devenir une source de dissenssions et de conflits politiques. Enfin, sa reconnaissance suscite des gains économiques pour les uns mais des pertes pour les autres. Mais peut-être...