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Being a tourist : finding meaning in pleasure travel

Author: Julia Harrison
Publisher: Vancouver [u.a.] : UBC Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What feeds the impulse to explore new horizons? What makes travel meaningful? 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Harrison
ISBN: 0774809779 9780774809771
OCLC Number: 248992751
Description: IX, 262 S.
Responsibility: Julia Harrison.

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What is meaningful about the experience of travelling abroad? In this work, Julia Harrison analyzes her conversations with a large group of upper-middle-class travellers, and suggests that the  Read more...

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