No country for old men
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This chapter is about tourism and biopolitics. Or, better, about the biopolitical in tourism. The title’s reference to Cormac McCarthy’s book (and the Coen brothers’ film that it inspired) is intentionally provocative; the country with no old men here is the country of “post-historical tourism,” the domain of a specific biopolitical understanding of the business of free time and leisure, associated with a specifically biopolitical understanding of the human body – the unreachable and abstract body that populates tourist literature, and often also inhabits the spaces of tourism.