Ocean Travel and Cruising: A Cultural Analysis

Ocean Travel and Cruising: A Cultural Analysis

by Kaye Sung Chon, Arthur Asa Berger
     
 

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A one-of-a-kind analysis of ocean cruising! In Ocean Travel and Cruising: A Cultural Analysis, noted author Arthur Asa Berger turns his critical eye to the phenomenon of ocean cruising. This academically solid yet reader-friendly book brings a multidisciplinary cultural studies approach to the subject, examining ocean cruising from economic, semiotic,

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A one-of-a-kind analysis of ocean cruising! In Ocean Travel and Cruising: A Cultural Analysis, noted author Arthur Asa Berger turns his critical eye to the phenomenon of ocean cruising. This academically solid yet reader-friendly book brings a multidisciplinary cultural studies approach to the subject, examining ocean cruising from economic, semiotic, sociological, psychoanalytic, and marketing perspectives, and offering insights not provided by the more traditional sociological approaches to the subject. You'll explore cruise demographics, the relationship between cruising and gender, the sociology of dining on cruise ships, hedonism and pleasure seeking, the compulsion to cruise, consolidation in the industry, the exploitation of workers on cruise ships, and a great deal more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789021984
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

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