The Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class

The Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class

by Dean Maccannell


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805205299
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/1987
Pages: 224

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).

Table of Contents

Foreword by Lucy Lippard

The Tourist in 2013

Introduction to the 1989 Edition



1. Modernity and the Production of Touristic Experiences

2. Sightseeing and Social Structure

3. The Paris Case: Origins of Alienated Leisure

4. The Other Attractions

5. Staged Authenticity

6. A Semiotic of Attraction

7. The Ethnomethodology of Sightseers

8. Structure, Genuine and Spurious

9. On Theory, Methods, and Application




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