The Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class (Paperback)Dean MacCannell (author)
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Publisher: University of California Press
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 18 mm
"MacCannell attempts to create something Levi-Strauss said is impossible: an ethnography of modernity, a detailed anthropological analysis of modern culture. . . . By following the tourist, he believes, we may arrive at a better understanding of ourselves." * Washington Post *
"In the demythologizing tradition of Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class, MacCannell presents the first full-scale sociological examination of modern tourism and sightseeing." * Publishers Weekly *
"More than a perceptive, entertaining discussion of tourists and tourism, The Tourist is also a skillful blend of structuralist thought. . . . Both MacCannell's literary style and theoretical sophistication are genuine contributions to sociological scholarship." * Contemporary Sociology *
"Provides a compelling analysis of leisure in contemporary society and the changed nature of the human condition amidst modernity." * Annals of Leisure Research *
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