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Ocean travel and cruising : a cultural analysis

Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher: New York : Haworth Hospitality Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Ocean Travel and Cruising: A Cultural Analysis, author Arthur Asa Berger turns his eye to the phenomenon of ocean cruising. This book brings a multidisciplinary cultural studies approach to the subject. It examines ocean cruising from economic, sociological, semiotic, psychoanalytic, and marketing perspectives, offering insights not provided by the more traditional sociological approaches to the subject. You'll  Read more...
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Berger, Arthur Asa, 1933-
Ocean travel and cruising.
New York : Haworth Hospitality Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607400167
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Asa Berger
ISBN: 0789021978 9780789021977 0789021986 9780789021984
OCLC Number: 52153990
Description: xv, 131 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The economics of cruising --
Signs at sea : the semiotics of cruising --
Sociological analysis of cruising --
Psychoanalytic interpretation of cruising --
Selling smooth sailing : advertising and marketing cruises --
Cruising (on) the Internet --
Notes from a cruise journal.
Responsibility: Arthur Asa Berger.
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