"More than a perceptive, entertaining discussion of tourists and tourism ["The Tourist] is also a skillful blend of structuralist thought. . . . Both MacCannell's literary style and theoretical sophistication are genuine contributions to sociological scholarship."--Susanne Wedow, "Contemporary Sociology
About the Author
Dean MacCannell is Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Davis, and the author of Empty Meeting Grounds (1992) and The Time of the Sign (1982).