Telling Stories

Orvar Löfgren

in On Holiday

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780520217676
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928992 | DOI:
Telling Stories

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This chapter examines the idea of telling stories during vacations, starting with vacation videos and vacation albums. It studies the phenomenon of tourist narratives for the last two centuries, which includes a range of artistic creativity that in other situations would be unthinkable. It considers ways of experiencing the landscape as pictorial regimes, studies the tourist and picture postcard, and discusses the tradition of landscape evaluation measurement techniques. Narratives of tourism, souvenirs, travel writing are also discussed.

Keywords: vacation videos; vacation albums; tourist narratives; artistic creativity; landscape; picture postcard; landscape evaluation measurement techniques; tourism narratives; souvenirs; travel writing

Chapter.  11714 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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