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This article has been published in: Ocula 12, Alibi: an Approach to the Semiotics of Travel

author: Lidia K. C. Manzo (City University of New York (US))

''She is Wild''. A Thirty-years-old Milanese in New York City

language: italian

publication date: March 2012

abstract: I'm living for the holyday of my life! Graduating with flying colours in a very short time and having research interests in urban studies: is all this enough to build yourself a socially acceptable alibi to get away for one whole month to New York City? Trough the flighty gaze of a thirty-years-old female tourist from Milan, we will go through the semiotic analysis of the hyper-experiences she lived in New York global urbanism. Curious and eccentric, the protagonist of this travel will love getting lost in the boroughs, with the excuse of urban studies and of researching on a case of gentrification in Brooklyn. Almost an illusion of academic legitimation, together with the attempts to the cultural de-complexification of this new urban space, which will earn her the nickname of "wild"!

keywords: viaggio, turismo, letteratura di viaggio, self-reflexive urbanites, new york city

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DOI: 10.12977/ocula8

citation information: Lidia K. C. Manzo, ''She is Wild''. Una trentenne milanese a New York City, "Ocula", vol.13, n.12, March 2012. DOI: 10.12977/ocula8


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