On Holiday

On Holiday

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Beginning his cultural journey among some 18th-century pioneers of tourism, Lofgren takes us on a tour of the Western holiday world and shows how two centuries of qlearning to be a touristq have shaped our own ways of vacationing. We see how fashions in destinations have changed through the years, with popular images (written, drawn, painted, and later photographed) teaching the tourist what to look for and how to experience it.An early example of an ethnic conflict was the anti-Semitism that Jewish vacationers encountered, from the turn of the ... were likely to be an unsafe and unwelcome environment: in his autobiography, Chester Himes recounts how in the 1940s, anbsp;...

Title:On Holiday
Author:Orvar Löfgren
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2002


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