n De Arte - Editorial

Volume 2003, Issue 67
  • ISSN : 0004-3389
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In this issue of, Jeanne van Eeden considers the gendered and feminised space of South African theme parks, particularly The Lost City. She argues that Africa is being 'feminised' for consumption by tourists, and that this act of neo-colonialism, postmodernism and post-industrial capitalism perpetuates and mirrors the colonial construction of Africa. So something as seemingly frivolous as a theme park becomes the subject of critical interrogation. Leisure spaces are seen as highly coded environments and are, furthermore, sites of ideological struggle, with capitalist, racist and sexist sub-texts.

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