In ideological transit : German tourism to Denmark in the 1930s*

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Oerskov , F F 2019 , ' In ideological transit : German tourism to Denmark in the 1930s* ' , Journal of Tourism History , vol. 11 , no. 3 , pp. 243-262 .

Title: In ideological transit : German tourism to Denmark in the 1930s*
Author: Oerskov, Frederik Forrai
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Centre for Nordic Studies CENS
Date: 2019
Language: eng
Number of pages: 20
Belongs to series: Journal of Tourism History
ISSN: 1755-182X
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/312133
Abstract: This article investigates the relationships that resulted from large-scale travelling between different ideological systems, the experiences of everyday consumption in which they were part, and the development of German tourism to Denmark in the 1930s. To do so, it first outlines the international context for the transformation of European tourism and its organisations in the 1930s before placing the influx of German visitors to Denmark into this context. The article then investigates the scale of German travel to Denmark during that decade before considering the nature of the institutions that made it possible. Moreover, it reflects upon the social make-up of travellers, who made their way to Denmark and discusses the ways the Danish press as well as state-related institutions saw German tourists in ideological as well as non-ideological terms, reflecting how ideology and economics were intertwined as actors in the 1930s sought to make sense of the emerging mass consumerist society. Neither, the article argues, were ideological concerns central for most of the actors facilitating trips to Denmark nor were their visits overwhelmingly framed ideologically in the Danish press.
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