Turismo: evoluzione tecnologica e paradigmi interpretativi

Keywords: Tourism, technology, community, authenticity, rites of passage


While the consequences that the introduction of new technologies has had on tourism practice are well known, the problem of the consequences that this technological evolution in tourism has on the explanatory-interpretative capacities of some paradigms of the sociology of tourism is much less explored in literature. In this paper we will try to show, with particular reference to two classic paradigms, - tourism as a "rite of passage" and as a "search for authenticity", as a series of important cultural transformations that accompanied the advent of such technologies force a redefinition, or at least a greater caution, in the use of such models.


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Author Biography

Monica Gilli, University of Torino, Italy

Sociologist of the University of Torino, Department of Cultures, Politics and Society. Her research interests are: tourism in urban regeneration and local development, heritage tourism and tourism and identity. Among her publications there are: Authenticity and Interpretation in Tourist Experience (2009; Autenticità e interpretazione nell’esperienza turistica, FrancoAngeli, Milano), The Voyage Out. Sociological Studies (2012; The Voyage Out. Studi sociologici, Scriptaweb, Napoli); with E. Ruspini, M. Decataldo and M. del Greco Tourism, Genres, Generations (2013; Turismo, generi, generazioni, Zanichelli, Bologna) and Tourism and Identity (2015; Turismo e identità, Liguori Editori, Napoli).

How to Cite
GilliM. (2020). Turismo: evoluzione tecnologica e paradigmi interpretativi. Fuori Luogo. Rivista Di Sociologia Del Territorio, Turismo, Tecnologia, 4(2), 54 - 71. https://doi.org/10.6092/2723-9608/6977