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The tourist : a new theory of the leisure class

Long regarded as a classic, The tourist is an examination of the phenomenon of tourism through a social theory lens that encompasses discussions of authenticity, high and low culture, and the construction of social reality. It brings the concerns of social science to an analysis of travel and sightseeing in the postindustrial age, during which the middle class acquired leisure time for international travel. This edition includes a new foreword by Lucy R. Lippard and a new afterword by the author
Print Book, English, [1999]
University of California Press, Berkeley, [1999]
xxviii, 231 pages ; 21 cm
9780520218925, 0520218922
Foreword / Lucy Lippard
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
Originally published: New York : Schocken Books, 1976 Contributor biographical information Publisher description