The Tourist Gaze

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SAGE Publications, Mar 29, 2002 - Social Science - 183 pages
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This Second Edition deepens our understanding of how the tourist gaze orders and regulates the relationship with the tourist environment, demarcating the "other" and identifying the "out-of-the-ordinary." It elucidates the relationship between tourism and embodiment and elaborates on the connections between mobility as a mark of modern and postmodern experience and the attraction of tourism as a lifestyle choice.

The result is a book that builds on the proven strengths of the First Edition and revitalizes the argument to address the needs of researchers and students in the new century. 

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Review: The Tourist Gaze: Leisure And Travel In Contemporary Societies

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A tourism classic for any student of tourism. Urry's book about the 'tourist gaze', how it all came to be, and what it means to the industry is a seminal work and is continues to be quoted in current ... Read full review

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Consuming Places
John Urry
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About the author (2002)

His main research in recent years has been in advocating and developing a new paradigm for the social sciences, the new mobilities paradigm

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