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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Modernity and the Production of Touristic Experiences
2Sightseeing and Social Structure

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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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