Tourist A New Theory of the Leisure Class

ISBN-10: 0520280008

ISBN-13: 9780520280007

Edition: 2nd 2013 (Revised)

Authors: Dean MacCannell
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Description: 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.In The Tourist--now with a new introduction framing it as part of a broader contemporary social and cultural analysis--the author examines notions of authenticity, high and low culture, and the construction of social reality around tourism.

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 8/31/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Dean MacCannellis Professor Emeritus of Environmental Design at the University of California, Davis, and is the author ofThe Tourist(UC Press).

Foreword
The Tourist in 2013
Introduction to the 1989 Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Modernity and the Production of Touristic Experiences
Marx's Semiotic
Commodity and Symbol
The Structure of Cultural Experiences
Cultural Productions and Social Groups
The Work Experience
Sightseeing and Social Structure
The Moral Integration of Modernity
Attractions and Structural Differentiation
Tourist Districts
The Differentiations of the Tourist World
The Paris Case: Origins of Alienated Leisure
The Other Attractions
The Function of the Museum in Modern Culture
Parks
Tradition
History
Staged Authenticity
Front, Back and Reality
Back Regions and Social Solidarity
Authenticity in Tourist Settings
Staged Authenticity in Tourist Settings
The Structure of Tourist Settings
Tourists and Intellectuals
Conclusion
A Semiotic of Attraction
Markers
Sight Involvement and Marker Involvement
The Relationship of Markers (Signifier) to Sights (Signified)
Contact and Recognition
The Domination of a Sight by Its Markers
The Marker as Symbol
The Ethnomethodology of Sightseers
"When I Actually Saw It for the First Time"
"Truth" Markers
The Construction of Social Reality
Structure, Genuine and Spurious
Spurious Structure
Macrostructural Spuriousness
Genuine Structure
Conclusion
On Theory, Methods and Application
Applications
Methods
Theory
Epilogue
Notes
Index
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