On Holiday

On Holiday

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LApfgren 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. Travelers present and future will never see their cruises, treks, ecotours, round-the-world journeys, or trips to the vacation cottage or condo in quite the same way again. All our land-, sea-, and mindscapes will be the richer for LApfgren's insights.Most of the Gls in Honolulu never came closer to their Polynesian dream girls than the offer of aquot;Two Pictures with Hula Girla€ ... them from back home.5 Many of the GIs came back later to Hawaii and the South Pacific with their families as tourists. ... Sheet music created both visual and aural images THE GLOBAL BEACH 217.

Title:On Holiday
Author: Orvar Löfgren
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1999-09-27

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