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TOURIST TRAP: ON BEING RAISED IN AWARD-WINNING SAND

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Date Issued:
2007
Abstract/Description:
The literary essays in this collection explore the relationships between mind, body, and environment as the narrator explores Orlando, her beachfront hometown of Sarasota, and other "tourist traps." The traditional and experimental essays here question how residents make popular vacation destinations their own and how much trust one can put in strangers, neighbors, city planners, theme-park designers, and lovers. Dance floors, hybrid bikes, flying elephants, swing sets, and swimming pools fill these pages. Worries spiral like disco lights on dance floors, and cultural forces press down with the constant pressure of pedal strokes. With the embodiment of place comes connection between environment and activity; music, buildings, landscape, and physical activity heighten the relationship between personal identity and place. Everything moves, but the appeal of tourist traps remains constant.
Title: TOURIST TRAP: ON BEING RAISED IN AWARD-WINNING SAND.
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Name(s): Carson, Catherine, Author
Roney, Lisa, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The literary essays in this collection explore the relationships between mind, body, and environment as the narrator explores Orlando, her beachfront hometown of Sarasota, and other "tourist traps." The traditional and experimental essays here question how residents make popular vacation destinations their own and how much trust one can put in strangers, neighbors, city planners, theme-park designers, and lovers. Dance floors, hybrid bikes, flying elephants, swing sets, and swimming pools fill these pages. Worries spiral like disco lights on dance floors, and cultural forces press down with the constant pressure of pedal strokes. With the embodiment of place comes connection between environment and activity; music, buildings, landscape, and physical activity heighten the relationship between personal identity and place. Everything moves, but the appeal of tourist traps remains constant.
Identifier: CFE0001895 (IID), ucf:47383 (fedora)
Note(s): 2007-12-01
M.F.A.
Arts and Humanities, Department of English
Masters
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Subject(s): creative nonfiction
essays
memoir
place
Florida
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0001895
Restrictions on Access: campus 2008-12-04
Host Institution: UCF

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