Discussion 9/9 Hist 1400
Popular in Modern Western Traditions
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What does Club Med tell us about the values and style of life of the consumer middle class? Club Med tries to provide an antidote to civilization or to escape from modern consumer society Emphasized social and behavioral roles Ex. Major emphasis of beautiful, naturally enhanced bodies, proudly adorned and quintessentially erotic, and on exercise and hearty eating Parisian hated Club Med for their idea’s of huge meals, idle bronzed bodies, abundance in the midst of underdeveloped countries and a commitment to narcissistic, apolitical hedonism ”antidote to civilization” People wanted to live/be alive after those dark times Unlike previous tourist attractions which stressed moral selfimprovement, education, public service, health and fitness Club Med stressed self indulgent physical pleasure and a break from habitual social relations. The goal to remake the self Club Med was labeled the esprit du blub The Club’s crucial element of “esprit” was that it was to diametrically different from everyday life and provide “mental and physical detoxification” Villages were “closed” spaces, residents rediscovered the needs that urban reality repressed All discussions about one’s occupation were frowned upon People manly wore bikinis and sarongs Most common phrase heard in the village “There are no social differences when everyone is in a bathing suit” Exercise wasn’t used as a means of physical beauty but “to substitute relaxation for tension, pleasure for effort, creativity and freedom for discipline, communication for solitude”
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