Being a Tourist: Finding Meaning in Pleasure Travel

Being a Tourist: Finding Meaning in Pleasure Travel

By: Julia Harrison (author)Hardback

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What feeds the impulse to explore new horizons? What makes travel meaningful? In Being a Tourist, Julia Harrison explores the motivations of a large group of middle-class travellers to find out why people invest their financial, emotional, psychological, and physical resources in this activity. She suggests that they are fuelled by several desires: to find intimacy and connection, to express a personal aesthetic, to explore the idea of "home," and to make sense of a globalized world.Engagingly and thoughtfully written for readers of travel writing, tourism studies, anthropology, cultural studies, and sociology, Being a Tourist goes beyond current debates about authenticity and consumption to analyze the nuanced moral and political complexity of privileged travel.

About Author

Julia D. Harrison, formerly a museum curator, is anassociate professor in the Department of Anthropology at TrentUniversity.


Acknowledgments 1 Being a Tourist 2 Making Connections 3 The Tourist Aesthetic 4 Journeying Home 5 Colouring the World's Map 6 Coming Back Notes Travellers' Biographies References Cited Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774809771
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780774809771
  • weight: 520
  • ISBN10: 0774809779

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