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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Not what I expected. Simo rated it liked it Mar 30, Jan 26, Angela Randall marked it as to-read Shelves: Structure, Genuine and Spurious 9. Return to Book Page.

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Can we call this a classic now? Jeffrey rated it liked it Mar 14, Preview — Tourist by Dean MacCannell. 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. Alisha rated it really liked it Aug 14, Disciplines Sociology Popular Culture. The tourist wants to penetrate and share the lives of “others”, others who are so distinct from ourselves.

Reviews “Nothing short of brilliant. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I thought MacCannell was able to use plain lan I was very excited to read this book at first. Jan 31, Lynn rated it it was ok Recommended to Lynn by: Victoria rated it did not like it Jan 18, Dec 26, Bob Newman rated it it was amazing.

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The pages are crammed with insights, analysis, good examples and interesting observations. This edition includes a new foreword by Lucy R. Want to Read saving…. Refresh and try again. We, the seekers, pilgrims, or, if you like, the tourists, try to get close to the roots of our civilization, to our own origins, by visiting and looking at packaged versions of the past.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Ethnomethodology of Sightseers 8. Claire Aubrey rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Nisette rated it liked it May 03, Ashley rated it it was amazing Jul 22, A Semiotic of Attraction 7. Origins of Alienated Leisure”, “Staged Authenticity”, “A Semiotic of Attraction”, “The Ethnomethodology of Sightseers”, and “Structure, Genuine 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.

An interesting book and, what I though was, and easy fun read.

Nov 23, Krista rated it it was ok. Paperbackpages.

Karl Georg rated it really liked it Sep 01, There are, however, some problems that keep me from giving this five stars. Found this book on a list of Nine subversive travel books.

Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class

Mainly, MacCannell attempts to discuss tourism without taking ethnicity, race, and class into consideration. It brings the concerns of social science to an analysis of travel and sightseeing in the postindustrial age, during which the middle class acquired l 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.


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I was expecting more of a break-down why people visit tourist destinations. It was one of the early works that discussed tourism as an actual theory to understand America.

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”. 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.

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That’s why having the authentic Hungarian peasant’s dinner is important. Unfortunately, you can’t really share that dinner if you are travelling with forty other pilgrims in search of authenticity on a large bus. Lists with This Book.

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