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he Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class (Paperback)

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he Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class (Paperback)

The Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class (Paperback)
University of California Press; 1 edition (March 29, 1999) | ISBN: 0520218922 | 277 pages | PDF | 10 MB

From The Washington Post"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."
Review
"The Tourist is one of those books that can be best enjoyed for its heuristic value, for the questions it raises as much as for the answers it offers." – Anatole Broyard, New York Times

"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." – Susanne Wedow, Contemporary Sociology

"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." – Susanne Wedow, Contemporary Sociology