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Tourists and vagabonds : heroes and victims of postmodernity

Baumann, Zygmunt

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Corporate Editor Institut für Höhere Studien (IHS), Wien
Abstract "The opposition between the tourists and the vagabonds is the major, principal division of the postmodern society. We are all plotted on a continuum stretched between the poles of the “perfect tourist” and the “vagabond beyond remedy” – and our respective places between the poles are plotted according to the degree of freedom we possess in choosing our life itineraries. Freedom of choice is in the postmodern society by far the most seminal among the stratifying factors. The more freedom of choice one has, the higher is his or her rank in the postmodern social hierarchy." [author's abstract]
Keywords postmodernism; identity; mobility; decision making leeway
Classification Basic Research, General Concepts and History of Political Science
Document language English
Publication Year 1996
City Wien
Page/Pages 15 p.
Series Reihe Politikwissenschaft / Institut für Höhere Studien, Abt. Politikwissenschaft, 30
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications