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Bibliography: Books: Tourism

This bibliography covers books which may be useful in researching theme parks, amusement parks, and related subjects. Some of these books are available from the publisher or your favorite bookstore, while others are out of print but may still possibly be obtained through a used book dealer or from your library (in stock or through interlibrary loan). When possible a link has been provided to where you may check availability and order the book directly.

Boorstin, Daniel J.
The Image. NY: Athenium. 1961. viii, 315p. Introduced the concept of the "pseudo-event".
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MacCannell, Dean
The Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class. Berkeley, CA: UC Press. 1999 (reprint with new forward and epilogue, first published 1976). xxviii, 231p. Groundbreaking study on the semiotics of sightseeing that considers the tourist as a seeker after authenticity.
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Smith, Valene L. (Editor)
Hosts and Guests. PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1989 (2nd Edition. First Edition 1977). 341p. Classic anthology exploring the Anthropology of Tourism.
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Urry, John
The Tourist Gaze. London: Sage. 1990. 176p. A few B&W Photos. Looks at tourism as an expression of ways of seeing that are becoming universalized in postmodern society.
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