Journal article

Decolonizing the Gaze at Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Jana-Axinja Paschen, PM Burns (ed.), C Palmer (ed.), JA Lester (ed.)

TOURISM AND VISUAL CULTURE, VOL 1: THEORIES AND CONCEPTS | CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT | Published : 2010

Abstract

AbstractThis chapter presents a multi-layered reading of place through its examination of Uluru, a sacred Aboriginal site located in Central Australia. Based on interviews and observation, it reveals how tourists at Uluru learnt to appreciate other ways of seeing and understanding the landscape, through intercultural recognition and interaction in the tourist moment. In so doing, the seeming universality of Western knowledge production is challenged by the older, mythical approach to knowledge production of Aboriginal culture.

University of Melbourne Researchers