The rise of autotourism in Danish leisure, 1910–1970

Michael Wagner

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The automobile has achieved a central position in modern everyday life as an essential artefact of mobility. This raises the question of how automobiles have been mediated for mass consumption. The thesis is that the culture of Danish automobilism was substantially constructed around leisure activities, primarily tourism. The main actor on this scene was the automobile consumer organisation Touring Club de Danemark (FDM) who acted as spokesperson of car owners and car drivers and mediated between production, state regulation and consumption. The general purpose of the consumer organisation was to create a cultural identity and a material reality linking car, leisure and tourism. This is basically the story of unlimited access to Sunday driving or the day-trip, and facilitation of autotourism and autocamping during the holidays. The article demonstrates the manner in which automobilism in Denmark was invented,
constructed, represented, and appropriated as a touring culture after 1900.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Tourism History
Vol/bind5
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)265-286
ISSN1755-182X
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2014

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  • grand tour; holidays; tourists; transport; technology; destinations

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Wagner, Michael. / The rise of autotourism in Danish leisure, 1910–1970. I: Journal of Tourism History. 2014 ; Bind 5, Nr. 3. s. 265-286.
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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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