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Shanghai World Expo: Chinese People and Queues

Shanghai World Expo: Chinese People and Queues

This post is the first of a series about my visit to the Shanghai World Expo 2010. I will start with a description of the crowd present at the Expo, more than 300 000 people per day! The pavilions and their exhibitions were only one aspect of the Expo; it was also a meeting place, Continue reading Shanghai World Expo: Chinese People and Queues

Anthropology on Disney World: Consumerism, Postmodernism, and Decontextualisation

Anthropology on Disney World: Consumerism, Postmodernism, and Decontextualisation

In his book “Vinyl Leaves, Walt Disney World and America”, Stephen M. Fjellman explains how Disney World incarnates the post-modern society, one based on consumerism. Here is a summary of his thoughts. In the introduction, Mr. Fjellman makes a reference to the book “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley. The book describes a utopian dictatorship of happiness. “A good Continue reading Anthropology on Disney World: Consumerism, Postmodernism, and Decontextualisation