Chapter

Looking for Tourists

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520217676.003.0009
Looking for Tourists

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This chapter discusses modern tourism. It addresses the debates on the authentic and the shifting of the hierarchies in the tourist world. It looks at the sociopsychological motives of tourists for travel and illustrates the crucial role of tourism in developing the dispositions and mentalities of modernity. It tries to explain why the state should worry about vacations and discusses mass tourism. This chapter also considers the tensions between continuity and discontinuity, and shows how vacationing allows people to try new lifestyles of forms of consumption.

Keywords: modern tourism; tourism hierarchies; sociopsychological motives; mentalities of modernity; mass tourism; vacationing

Chapter.  7053 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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