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Unformatted text preview: Social status mediated by material possessions Commodities as markers of social distinction Having and know what to have The consequence of capitalism Expansion proceeds at two levels 1. in aggregate By which capitalism continues to expanded Voracity of capital Expanded into world system 2. individual Anxiety of freedom (uncertainty of achieved status) Overcome in 2 ways Pursue capitalism Actualize own value and make ourselves of something valuable Tourism modern phenomena Modern = post-Enlightenment idea(l) of (proper) personhood Knowledgeable about the world Seek to actualize ideals progress The tourist = Modern person Two halves of the modern whole Ideal of progress (revolution) And ideal of authenticity (tourism) Part of the world that was progressive Going places, aggressive Find access to something more authentic Walk line between the two and incorporate them simultaneously Seek out authenticity to experience it but also to recognize that isnt where you...
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