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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Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class

Return to Book Page. So for this reason alone, I knocked it down a star. If you are starting out in the field or are just interested in thinking about tourism in modern life, this is your book. Mainly, MacCannell attempts to discuss tourism without taking ethnicity, race, and tourlst into consideration.

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Review of MacCannell’s – The Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class

Nov 23, Krista rated it it was ok. It seems to me that all travellers are tourists and vice-versa.

Lists with This Book. 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. Fake authenticity has become the norm. It wasn’t as good as I’d expected.


I think it is a great starting point for readers to begin with before you move into more contemporary analyses.

The Ethnomethodology of Sightseers 8. Tourists are somebody you can look down on, from the height of your greater awareness, cultural sensitivity, or superior poverty. 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.

Still interesting, but not quite what I was hoping for. Paperbackpages. If you are a tourist along the byways of Goodreads, you might consider making a stop here. Origins of Alienated Leisure 4.

Karl Georg rated it really liked it Sep 01, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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 maccanne,l past.

This was looking at tourism through a Marxist window.

There are no discussion topics on turist book yet. While this is an interesting idea, we all probably realize that this is a necessary part of the analysis.

To ask other readers questions about Touristplease sign up. Anna Kramer rated it did not like it Sep 15, Joe Whitson rated it really liked it Sep 20, Apr 18, molly rated it liked it. Class alone helps determine who can kaccannell a touriist to begin with. 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.


Mikeh rated it it was amazing Feb 05, Nov 19, Stephanie Sun rated it it was amazing Shelves: The pre-modern world has not disappeared, it has been turned into zillions of tourist attractions. Alisha rated it really liked it Aug 14, I thought MacCannell was able to use plain language to tkurist the complexities of the world’s contradictory economic models pre-globalization. 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”.

Kathleen rated it it was amazing May 20, I was very excited to read deah book at first. A Semiotic of Attraction 7. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Refresh and try again.

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An interesting book and, what I though was, and easy fun read. Sorry, that person’s shelf is private. Books by Dean MacCannell.