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On HolidayA History of Vacationing$
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Orvar Lofgren

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780520217676

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520217676.001.0001

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Telling Stories

Telling Stories

(p.72) Telling Stories
On Holiday

Orvar Löfgren

University of California Press

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

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