Monday, 22 August 2022

Hollow Tourism, Hollow Cosmopolitanism; Deep Tourism, Deep Cosmopolitanism.

The comment, in full:

Re: "You are simply making the larger point that because they've seen other democracies as examples, they have more colours to work with, as you put it, when thinking of a model of democracy, what it should be, what it should look like, as compared to the US…"  Correct, but I am also heaping scorn on Parisienne fashionistas (etc.) who engage in "hollow tourism" (a term coined on this channel, believe it or not) without having the educational experience that these Philippine migrants have (voluntarily or involuntarily!).  You could say that I'm contrasting "hollow cosmopolitanism" to "deep cosmopolitanism", with greater depth being attributed to the (too often dismissed and too easily despised) lower working class (even janitors, etc.).  Although not exactly a fashionista, I wonder if Boris Johnson has any sense of what life is like anywhere outside of London (i.e., with any "depth") —although I am certain he has briefly visited innumerable countries, including Hong Kong.

And here is the link to the video that provides the context for the comment (as opposed to the link to the first video using the idiom "hollow tourism" in the title, already provided above).