Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Non-TSA-related reading


In other travel-related news, I just picked up a copy of The Tourist Gaze, by John Urry. The premise (though I haven't finished it yet) is that there is a confusion nowadays between tourism and other activities such as shopping and leisure. Since we all know my feelings on this, the awkwardness of being in a foreign country and feigning understanding through consumerism (says the girl who can't go in an Accessorize without dropping 20 quid...), I'll be interested to see this analyzed from a sociological point of view.

Happy trails!

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