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If this is Thursday then this must be Aubervilliers- La Courneuve – reading Roissy Express as a travelogue

Ljungberg, Emilia LU (2008) Lisbon Travel Writing Conference
Abstract
In his book Roissy Express- a Journey Through the Paris Suburbs (Les passagers du Roissy-Express), Francois Maspéro travels with the Regional Express Network from the airport Roissy – Charles de Gaulle toward Paris, with the ambition of leaving the train at every suburban stop. The journey is explicitly an attempt to give attention to the unknown lives of those living in the suburban areas around Paris, in the so called banlieues. However, the journey can also be described in terms of conventional tourism. In my paper I seek to describe Maspéro’s ambivalent relation to tourism, how tourism comes to function both as a reassuring context and as a source of parody.
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travel writing, Roissy Express, tourism, postcolonial theory, Francois Maspéro, turism, förortsskildring, reseskildring, Frankrike
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9 pages
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Lisbon Travel Writing Conference
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English
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  abstract     = {In his book Roissy Express- a Journey Through the Paris Suburbs (Les passagers du Roissy-Express), Francois Maspéro travels with the Regional Express Network from the airport Roissy – Charles de Gaulle toward Paris, with the ambition of leaving the train at every suburban stop. The journey is explicitly an attempt to give attention to the unknown lives of those living in the suburban areas around Paris, in the so called banlieues. However, the journey can also be described in terms of conventional tourism. In my paper I seek to describe Maspéro’s ambivalent relation to tourism, how tourism comes to function both as a reassuring context and as a source of parody.},
  author       = {Ljungberg, Emilia},
  keyword      = {travel writing,Roissy Express,tourism,postcolonial theory,Francois Maspéro,turism,förortsskildring,reseskildring,Frankrike},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {9},
  title        = {If this is Thursday then this must be Aubervilliers- La Courneuve – reading Roissy Express as a travelogue},
  year         = {2008},
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