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The Ethics of Sightseeing

Dean MacCannell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257825
eISBN:
9780520948655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257825.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Is travel inherently beneficial to human character? Does it automatically educate and enlighten while also promoting tolerance, peace, and understanding? This book identifies and overcomes common ... More


The Bilbao Effect: Ethical Symbolic Representation

Dean MacCannell

in The Ethics of Sightseeing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257825
eISBN:
9780520948655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257825.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that the origins, context, and form of Frank Gehry constitute an ethical strategy of symbolic representation for tourists on a grand scale. The Guggenheim Bilbao is the embodiment ... More


An Imaginary Symbolic: From Piranesi to Disney

Dean MacCannell

in The Ethics of Sightseeing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257825
eISBN:
9780520948655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257825.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

A formula for an imaginary tourist symbolic was devised by Giovanni Battista Piranesi in his Views of Rome, and continues to animate the program of fantasy-nostalgic places made for tourists using ... More


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