On Holiday: A History of Vacationing

On Holiday: A History of Vacationing

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On Holiday: A History of Vacationing by Orvar Löfgren, Orvar LÃfgren

Löfgren takes us on a tour of the Western holiday world and shows how two centuries of "learning to be a tourist" have shaped our own ways of vacationing. We see how fashions in destinations have changed through the years, with popular images (written, drawn, painted, and later photographed) teaching the tourist what to look for and how to experience it. Travelers present and future will never see their cruises, treks, ecotours, round-the-world journeys, or trips to the vacation cottage or condo in quite the same way again. All our land-, sea-, and mindscapes will be the richer for Löfgren's insights.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520928992
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/27/1999
Series: California Studies in Critical Human Geography , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 334
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Orvar Löfgren, Professor of European Ethnology at the University of Lund, Sweden, has written a dozen books. His best-known work is also in English: Culture Builders: A Historical Anthropology of Middle-Class Life (with Jonas Frykman, 1987).

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