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Deconstructing travel : cultural perspectives on tourism

Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. : Altamira Press, ©2004.
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"This book provides an easily understood framework of the relationship between travel and culture in our rapidly changing postmodern, postcolonial world. Beginning with an examination of classical expeditions in mythology, history, and literatures, the author explores the role of travel in contemporary lives, from university travel-abroad programs to package tours and family vacations. This volume is a  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Berger, Arthur Asa, 1933-
Deconstructing travel.
Walnut Creek, Calif. : Altamira Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)653398950
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Asa Berger
ISBN: 0759107238 9780759107236 0759107246 9780759107243
OCLC Number: 54966325
Description: xv, 128 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Travelers and tourists --
Aspects of travel and tourism --
The uses of travel and tourism --
The tourism industry --
Travel advertising : images and language --
Travel writing as an art form --
The impact of tourism --
Disneyland and Walt Disney World --
The end of the road.
Responsibility: Arthur Asa Berger.
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Looks into why people travel, examining travel and tourism as a cultural phenomenon through social, cultural, psychological, and economic forces. This book explores the role of travel in contemporary  Read more...

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