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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Modernity and the Production of Touristic Experiences 2. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This book is the classic work dsan the Anthropology of Tourism. Oh well, this was written in the 70s, before poststructuralism became really popular. Kathleen rated it it was amazing May 20, Books Digital Products Journals. Tereza Kohutova rated it it was amazing Jun 12, Open Preview See a Problem?

I was expecting more maccqnnell a break-down why people visit tourist destinations.

That’s why having the authentic Hungarian peasant’s dinner is important. That said I did find the author’s perspective on the Marx’s tradition illuminating and for that, I would recommend spending some time with the first few chapters. Karl Georg rated it really liked it Maccanndll 01, It is dated, but it is kind of a classic.

Apr 18, molly rated it liked it.

Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class

MacCannell discusses such serious topics as “commodity and symbol”, “cultural productions and work groups” and how these relate to work. Lippard and a new afterword by the author. Class alone helps determine who can be a tourist to begin with. No trivia or quizzes yet.


touirst Where pre-modern societies still exist to some extent, for example, among the hill tribes of Thailand, tourists make great efforts to visit them and, significantly, try their utmost to ensure that their visits are not “packaged” but “real”. The author takes the tourist as a model of modern man. Paperbackpages. Found this book on a list of Nine subversive travel books. 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 teh of life”.

Lena Kulik rated it liked it Feb 23, A Semiotic of Attraction 7. This edition includes a new foreword by Lucy R. Want to Read saving…. The tourist wants to penetrate eean share the lives of “others”, others who are so distinct from ourselves.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But advertising, as always, can work wonders! I understand it is a classic and one of the few great books to look to for tourism and travel studies, but it just didn’t do it for me. 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.


I think it is a great starting point for readers to begin with before you move into more contemporary analyses. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Origins of Alienated Leisure 4. In the old days, the term “pilgrim” described not only “Travellers seek authentic Hungarian peasant’s dinner” All around the world, especially in those domains inhabited by readers of Ghe Planet publications, a fine or sometimes not so fine distinction is drawn between “tourists” and “travellers”.

Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class by Dean MacCannell

An interesting book and, what I though was, and easy fun read. The pre-modern world has not disappeared, it has been turned into zillions of tourist attractions.

The Ethnomethodology of Sightseers 8. 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.

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Not what I expected. If you are a tourist tourust the byways of Goodreads, you might consider making a stop here. May 24, Nathanial added it Shelves: