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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Claire Aubrey rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Fake authenticity has become the norm. If you want to get to the bottom of this whole topicwith all the various ramificationsthen you must read MacCannell’s book, an essay in maccannell OK, somewhat arcane field of the Anthropology of Tourism. Oh well, this was written in the 70s, before poststructuralism became really popular.

Lists with This Book. MacCannell discusses such serious topics as “commodity and symbol”, “cultural productions and work groups” tourlst how these relate to work.

BA Pudliner rated it it was amazing Feb 10, About the Book In this classic analysis of travel and sightseeing, author Dean MacCannell brings social scientific understandings to bear on tourism in the maccanneell age, during which the middle class has acquired leisure time for international travel.


However, it just dragged on, and it was so out of date I found it hard to take it forward it a lot of ways. Tourist satisfaction may be directly correlated to how “authentic” the experience seems to the visitors. Hiromi Saito rated it really liked it Mar 31, The pages are crammed with insights, analysis, good examples and interesting observations. The author takes the tourist as a model of modern man.

Dec 26, Bob Newman rated it it was amazing. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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”. You will not find less than an authentic gem.

There are, however, some problems that keep me from giving this five stars. Apr 18, molly rated it liked it. Alisha rated it really liked it Aug 14, Unfortunately, you can’t really share that dinner if you are travelling with forty other pilgrims in search of authenticity on a large bus. Books by Dean MacCannell.

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

Lena Kulik rated it liked it Feb 23, If you are starting out in the field or are just interested in thinking about tourism in modern life, this is your book. It is dated, but it is kind of a classic.


This was looking at tourism through a Marxist window. The Other Attractions 5.

I was very excited to read this book at first. Tourists are somebody you can look down on, from the height of your greater awareness, cultural sensitivity, or superior poverty. Can we call this a classic now? Sightseeing and Social Structure 3.

Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class

I was expecting more of a break-down why people visit tourist destinations. Found this book on a list of Nine subversive travel books.

It is not a bedtime reading book, but will stimulate plenty of thought. But advertising, as always, can work wonders! Jan 26, Angela Randall marked it as to-read Shelves: Nov 19, Stephanie Sun rated it it was amazing Shelves: