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Joe Rohde on Instagram: “On the concept of escapism.“
Joe Rohde on Instagram: “On the concept of escapism.“
On the concept of escapism. Theme parks, tourist spots, movies and other forms of popular entertainment are often referred to as escapist. Very often this is a pejorative term. As if all of us are meant to remain in a constant state of existential awareness perpetually involved in the struggle of life. Some of this attitude is just a survival of Puritan attitudes from the 17th century, some of it is Marxist theory, some of it is snobbery. But here’s what’s interesting about unusual environments such as one finds in theme parks, tourist destinations, and the fantastic worlds presented by fil...
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Joe Rohde on Instagram: “On the concept of escapism.“