The tourist: a new theory of the leisure class

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Schocken Books, 1976 - Business & Economics - 214 pages
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The first full-scale account of the social and cultural impacts of global tourism, The Tourist examines the behavior of sightseers and the things they go to see for clues about hidden structures and meanings of life at the end of the modern epoch.

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One of the best pieces of academic writing that I've ever read. Although the appropriation and remixing of the "authentic" has turned out to be even more complex and inventive and enriching than ... Read full review

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we're all tourists, no matter how refined our touristic experience is Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Modernity and the Production of Touristic Experiences
17
2Sightseeing and Social Structure
39
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About the author (1976)

Dean MacCannell is Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Davis, and the author of "Empty Meeting Grounds" (1992) and "The Time of the Sign" (1982).

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