THE TOURIST: A New Theory of the Leisure Class by Dean MacCannell 1987

THE TOURIST: A New Theory of the Leisure Class by Dean MacCannell 1987

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The Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class. By Dean MacCannell, Schocken, 1987.

 

Travel - Philosophy

ISBN: 0805205292

 

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—the author examines notions of authenticity, high and low culture, and the construction of social reality around tourism.

 

Secure binding with clean pages and mild cover wear. Edge sun to rear cover and a light spine crease. Owner name at front endpaper. Softcover book with 214 pages.