The Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class

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Univ of California Press, 31.08.2013 - 231 Seiten
In this classic analysis of travel and sightseeing, author Dean MacCannell brings social scientific understandings to bear on tourism in the postindustrial age, during which the middle class has acquired leisure time for international travel.

In The Tourist—now with a new introduction framing it as part of a broader contemporary social and cultural analysis—the author examines notions of authenticity, high and low culture, and the construction of social reality around tourism.
 

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Introduction
1
1Modernity and the Production of Touristic Experiences
17
2Sightseeing and Social Structure
39
Origins of Alienated Leisure
57
4The Other Attractions
77
5Staged Authenticity
91
6A Semiotic of Attraction
109
7The Ethnomethodology of Sightseers
135
8Structure Genuine and Spurious
145
9On Theory Methods and Application
161
Epilogue
189
Notes
205
Index
221
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Über den Autor (2013)

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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