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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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Looking for Tourists

Looking for Tourists

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(p.260) Looking for Tourists
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On Holiday
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Orvar Löfgren

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520217676.003.0009

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

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