“Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.” – Yogi Berra
This week, we’ll wrap up our series “We’ll Always Have Paris” focusing on the history of tourism in France. Paris is in many ways a city constructed by and for tourism: tourism shapes which landmarks are preserved, which civic resources are available, and whose needs are prioritized. It’s hard to imagine a Paris without tourists – who wouldn’t love the City of Light? Well, as it turns out, some people really, really, really want to go home. P.S. Don’t miss the end of this week’s episode – I have some exciting news!
Episode 27: “We’ll Always Have Paris: Paris Syndrome”
Les japonais en voyage pathologique à Paris: un modèle original de prise en charge transculturelle. – Viala, Ota, Vacheron, Martin, Caroli, Nervure, 2004.
“Jerusalem Syndrome and Paris Syndrome: Two Extraordinary Disorders” – Eliezer Witztum & Moshe Kalian, Unusual and Rare Psychological Disorders: A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Research, Oxford University Press, 2016.
France remains the world’s leading tourist destination – French government
Key Stats: Paris Tourism 2016 – Official Paris board of tourism
Paris ou le choc de la réalité – Slate France
Paris syndrome hits Japanese – The Guardian
This week, there’s no homework (hurray!) except to go back and review the show’s previous episodes. Send me your questions! I’ll be selecting my favorites and answering them during our next episode.
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