Empty Meeting Grounds: The Tourist Papers
Empty Meeting Grounds continues Dean MacCannell's search for the cultural subject that is about to emerge from the encounter of the ex-primitive and the post-modern. It contains fascinating chapters on `Cannibal Tours', `The Desire to be Postmodern', the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C., the Statue of Liberty Restoration Project and the urbanization of Yosemite Park.
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Review: Empty Meeting GroundsUser Review - John - Goodreads
Read this in the early 1990's. Has a great section on cannibalism, why tourism is vacuous, and another on Irvine, California. A little bit on the academic side as opposed to just fun reading. Read full review