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Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class

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Long regarded as a classic, The Tourist is an examination of the phenomenon of tourism through a social theory lens that encompasses discussions of authenticity, high and low culture, and the construction of social reality. It brings the concerns of social science to an analysis of travel and sightseeing in the postindustrial age, during which the middle class acquired leisure time for international travel. This edition includes a new foreword by Lucy R. Lippard and a new afterword by the author.

Synopsis:

An examination of the phenomenon of tourism through a social theory lens that encompasses discussions of authenticity, high and low culture, and the construction of social reality. The text brings the concerns of social science to an analysis of travel in the postindustrial age.

Synopsis:

"Nothing short of brilliant."—Lewis Coser

About the Author

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).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520218925
Foreword:
Lippard, Lucy R.
Author:
Lippard, Lucy R.
Foreword by:
Lippard, Lucy R.
Foreword:
Lippard, Lucy R.
Author:
Lippard, Lucy
Author:
MacCannell, Dean
Author:
Lippard, Lucy R.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Civilization, Modern
Subject:
Sociology - Social Theory
Subject:
Leisure
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Tourism
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1455-2F
Publication Date:
19990329
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
277
Dimensions:
8.28x5.52x.65 in. .66 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An examination of the phenomenon of tourism through a social theory lens that encompasses discussions of authenticity, high and low culture, and the construction of social reality. The text brings the concerns of social science to an analysis of travel in the postindustrial age.
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