Theorizing Tourism: Analyzing Iconic Destinations

1st Edition

Arthur Asa Berger

Routledge
Published November 1, 2012
Reference - 184 Pages
ISBN 9781611322354 - CAT# Y287856

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Summary

A useful introduction to the critical study of tourism, this brief text applies semiotics and cultural theory to deal with some of our most iconic global destinations. It offers accessible analyses of 18 famous tourist locations from the Taj Mahal to Red Square, and from the Eiffel Tower to Antarctica. Written in Berger’s friendly style, it allows students to critically examine the political, cultural and economic significance these locales and understand their importance to tourism. Study questions add more pedagogical value to the highly readable text.

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