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If you are looking to dismantle orthodoxy in tourism studies through your research project, then there are few better places to start than here. Postmodernism has fuelled a process of re-examining the fixed categories of social life that have created the notion of tourism. Studies of cities as tourism destinations, a reversal of the normalised order of tourism wherein people ‘escape’ from the city for holidays, for example, illustrates the postmodern argument that the modern categories of life are breaking down. The city beach is just one example of this de-differentiation and for some commentators ...

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