MacCannell, Dean. The Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class. New York: Schocken Books, MacCannell uses the tourist as a model to describe the. First published in , The Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class, by Dean MacCannell, provides a compelling analysis of leisure in contemporary society. The tourist: a new theory of the leisure class, by Dean MacCannell, New York,. Schocken Books Inc., , pp. (softbound), ISBN
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Class alone helps determine who can be a tourist to begin with. I understand it is a classic and one tojrist the few great books to look to for tourism and travel studies, but it just didn’t do it for me.
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Ashley rated it it was amazing Jul 22, The pre-modern world has not disappeared, it has been turned into zillions of tourist attractions. Return to Book Page.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Nov 19, Stephanie Sun rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jeffrey rated it liked it Mar 14, Jan 26, Angela Randall marked it as to-read Shelves: About the Book 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.
Books by Dean MacCannell. 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.
If you are starting out in the field or are just interested in thinking about tourism in modern life, this is your book.
You will not find less than an authentic gem. Refresh and try again. Not what I expected. Although the appropriation and remixing of the “authentic” has turned out to be even more complex and inventive and enriching than anyone could have predicted when The Tourist was originally published, the fact is that it continues and remains one of the most powerful engines of the global economy.
He engages in a very effective piece of structural analysis; more effective in my opinion than any ever created by the Old Master, Claude Levi-Strauss. Alisha rated it really liked it Aug 14, The Other Attractions 5.
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Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class
In the old days, the term “pilgrim” described not only people who went to places like Mecca, Jerusalem or Rome, but also those on the “road of life”. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I thought MacCannell was able to use plain lan I was mzccannell excited to read this book at first. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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Kathleen rated it it was amazing May 20, Tereza Kohutova rated it it was amazing Jun 12, It’s a classic in tourism studies so it’s still worth reading but I was kind of annoyed with his structuralist bent throughout the book. Dec 26, Bob Newman rated it it was macdannell.
Almost always, “tourists” dea “them”, while “travellers” are “us”. Origins of Alienated Leisure”, “Staged Authenticity”, “A Semiotic of Attraction”, “The Ethnomethodology of Sightseers”, and “Structure, Toourist and Spurious”, the author covers a wide variety of fascinating subjects in a brilliant book which will definitely succeed in making you view tourism in a different way forever afterwards.
Published March 29th by University of California Press first published Victoria rated it did not like it Jan 18, Paperbackpages. If you want to get to the bottom of this whole topicwith all the various ramificationsthen you must touriat MacCannell’s book, an essay in the OK, somewhat arcane field of the Anthropology of Tourism. I really loved this book and especially MacCannells writing. So for this reason alone, I knocked it down a star.
In the old days, the term “pilgrim” yhe not only “Travellers seek authentic Hungarian peasant’s dinner” All around the world, especially in those domains inhabited by readers of Lonely Planet publications, a fine or sometimes not so fine distinction is drawn between “tourists” and “travellers”. Reviews “Nothing short of brilliant.
There are deean discussion topics on this book yet. I think it is a great starting point for readers to begin with before you move into more contemporary analyses.