(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1994)

Document title

Lobster is big in Boston: postcards, place commodification, and tourism

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



An analysis of picture postcards from Boston shows that, in 1977, Boston was portrayed as a center of heritage and science and technology. In 1990 more postcards featured more views of more sights, emphasising shopping and academe. A new class of novelty cards conveyed images of Boston which did not refer to any particular geographical sites. These shifts are interpreted using the idea of place commodification and by situating tourism in the culture industry


Article of periodic

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 1994, vol. 34, no4 [pp. 491-498]

Bibliographic references : 49 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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