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Human Ecology | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Sociology of Culture | Work, Economy and Organizations


The magazine about the really important people of Maine. Special Issue: Tourism. Seaside & Lakeside. Colonists & Coneheads. Six million people come to Maine on vacation each year. Do they make life better or worse for Mainers? How are they changing the state?


  • 2 Eating in Maine
  • 3 View From Pier Road
  • 6 Colonists and Coneheads Sociologist Peter I. Rose sees a caste system in tourism. Colonists are brahmins and coneheads (bus tourers) near the bottom of the heap.
  • 8 Tourism: A Double Edged Sword What is tourism doing to “Vacationland” in the 1980s?
  • 10 Tour Bus! A whimsical look at the world of touring by tour bus.
  • 14 Seaside Tourism How much tourism can one “tourist town” take before its appeal for tourists is no longer there? A look at Kennebunkport.
  • 23 What Would You Like, Sir? How young Mainers feel about working in the tourist trade. Profiles of a bartender, a waitress and a boy who tends a vegetable stand.
  • 24 Earl
  • 26 First Season
  • 28 Of Tourists and Cows
  • 29 Tourists Salt’s photographic essay looks at tourists.
  • 38 Soda Fountain Philosophy The Boynton McKay Drugstore in the downtown coastal tourist town of Camden serves as a mixing pot for tourists and natives of all stripes.
  • 52 Tourists on the Lake People have been coming to the Lakeside Pines campground in Bridgton for generations.
  • 58 Rusticator The last thing a rusticator wants to be called is a tourist.
  • 62 Spend a Semester with the Really Important People of Maine


SALT, Inc.


Kennebunkport, Maine



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