The tourist: a new theory of the leisure class
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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