The Tourist Gaze
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 SocietiesUser Review - Ruth - Goodreads
I first read this when I was doing my degree and was driven by nostalgia to read it again. It was first published in 1990 and is very much of its time; utilising theories of Semiotics, Postmodernism ... Read full review
Review: The Tourist Gaze: Leisure And Travel In Contemporary SocietiesUser Review - Tonia - Goodreads
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