ELECTRA 3: Tourism is the the focus of the third issue of Electra


3rd edition

What remains of what passes
José Manuel dos Santos and António Soares

The kiss as urban landscape
José Ángel Cilleruelo

A commodity  […] it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.
Emanuele Coccia
Andrea Cavalletti

Maria Velho da Costa: Sunday's Child
António Guerreiro

Subject Tourism: total mobilisation
Tourism on FIRE
Álvaro Domingues

The Tourist: An ill-treated travelle
Jean-Didier Urbain

Photos of my holidays among  little black kids, or voluntourism  as an ethical performance
António Baião e António Pedro Marques

The city in the age of its financial reproducibility
Pedro Levi Bismarck

The Easy Export
Álvaro Matias

Tourism must be scaled down
Thierry Paquot

Tourist guide
António Guerreiro

Marx: 200 years with his beard on fire
José Neves

In the first person
Rosi Braidotti
Entrevista por António Guerreiro

Book of hours
At different times (on different days)
Pedro Cabrita Reis

View of Delft
São Paulo: Epileptic City
Bernardo Carvalho

Diagonals: Race, what for?
The eternal debate on the intelligence  of ethnic groups
Vasco M. Barreto
Racism as a colonial heritage  on the edge of Europe
Pedro Schacht Pereira

Chosen works
Manuel Rosa: A time without time
Rui Chafes

Twin Peaks: between cinema and television
Ana Cabral Martins

Karl Kraus, the end of the party
João Oliveira Duarte

A verbal design
José Bártolo

Dictionary of received ideas
Golgona Anghel



Tourism and its impacts on city life and on the landscape, culture and economy of host countries is the focus of the third issue of Electra. Geographer Álvaro Domingues traces the long history of the tourism phenomenon; French urban planner Thierry Paquot defends the disruption of the growing movement of world tourism; António Baião and António Pedro Marques analyse so-called 'ethical tourism'; economist and researcher Álvaro Matias reveals the numbers to examine the impacts of the tourism economy; French sociologist and ethnologist Jean-Didier Urbain discusses the figure of the tourist and the experience of the trip; and architect Pedro Bismarck reflects on the effects of tourism on the contemporary city through a critical perspective of political economy.

This issue's interview features Rosi Braidotti, an Italian-Australian philosopher and author whose work is deeply committed to political-social activism. She was a co-founder of a European network of feminist studies that earned her the European Commission's Erasmus Prize. In the interview, she speaks about the limits and dangers of identity, among other issues.

In the bicentenary year of the birth of Karl Marx, Italian philosophers Emanuele Coccia and Andrea Cavalletti comment on the definition of goods present in the work Capital, and historian José Neves examines the complex inheritance that Marx has left us. In the "Diagonal" section, biologist and researcher Vasco Barreto and professor of Portuguese and Brazilian studies Pedro Schacht Pereira analyse the question of race from the viewpoints of science and postcolonial studies.

Also in this issue, sculptor Rui Chafes writes about the work of fellow sculptor Manuel Ros and his survey exhibition; António Guerreiro profiles Maria Velho da Costa, author of a landmark oeuvre in the history of Portuguese literature; Catalan poet and essayist José Ángel Cilleruelo examines the history of the kiss within the public space of the city; and Bernardo Carvalho, a Brazilian novelist from Rio de Janeiro, makes an incursion into the 'epileptic city' of São Paulo. We also publish a facsimile of the diary of artist Pedro Cabrita Reis, creator of the cover art for this third issue of Electra.



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16 Oct 2018