The course will review sociologically the evolution of Tourism, from the Grand Tour to mass tourism, and analyze the contemporary forms of tourism, with particular reference to the development of local tourism
Definition and functions of the Sociology of Tourism
From "stranger" to "tourist"
Cohen's "tourist role"
Organization of tourism in Italy: Local Tourism Systems
Elements for a history of Tourism: from the Grand Tour to the romantic wanderer
Tourism as a source of social distinction
Origins of the tourism industry and professions
The touristic experience in the 19th Century: from elite to mass tourism
Industrial Society and mass tourism
Function of souvenir of trips
Postmodern culture and the socio-antropological criticism of mass tourism
MacCannel and the search for Authenticity
New trends in tourism: the environmental crisis and the naturalistic tourism
New trends in tourism: cultural tourism, heritage tourism