50 Shades of Red: Recreational Communism in Post-Socialist Vietnam

Cover of Tourist StudiesEmmanuelle PEYVEL have published an article in Tourist Studies, a multi-disciplinary journal providing a platform for the development of critical perspectives on the nature of tourism as a social phenomenon.

Using a post-socialist framework, this article analyzes recreational communism, that is, the commodification of communism through commercial places that use Bao Cấp (subsidy period in Vietnam) for tourism and leisure. These places include cafés, restaurants, souvenir shops, art galleries, or flea markets. Why do places dedicated to pleasure make use of such a painful period?

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6 septembre 2021