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The Ethics of Sightseeing


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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Preface Prologue: I Was a Tourist at Freud House, London Part One. The Ubiquitous Tourist and Postmodern Paranoia 1 Tourist/Other and the Unconscious 2 Staged Authenticity Today Part Two. Recent Trends in Research and the New Moral Tourism 3 Why Sightseeing? 4 Toward an Ethics of Sightseeing 5 Trips and Their Reason Part Three. City and Countryside as Symbolic Constructs 6 The Tourist in the Urban Symbolic 7 Looking Through the Landscape Part Four. The Imagination Versus the Imaginary 8 An Imaginary Symbolic: From Piranesi to Disney 9 The Touristic Attitude: Acceding to the Imaginary 10 The Bilbao Effect: Ethical Symbolic Representation 11 Painful Memory 12 The Intentional Structure of Tourist Imagery 13 Tourist Agency Appendix: Tourism as a Moral Field Notes Index

About the Author

Dean MacCannell is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Design at the University of California, Davis, and is the author of The Tourist (UC Press).


"Provocatively illustrated and supported by excellent references... Highly recommended." -- B. Osborne Choice "MacCannell acts as an erudite and entertaining companion throughout this discursive and profound text." -- Chris Vaughan Metapsychology Online Review "Intellectually stimulating, the product of a prodigious intellect, the book is provided with illuminating sidebars, brilliant notes to chapters, as well as a comprehensive index and bibliography." -- Nilak Datta Annals Of Tourism Research

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