Sports tourism participation at the World Gymnaestrada: an expression and experience of community and identity

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Wichmann, Angela (2014) Sports tourism participation at the World Gymnaestrada: an expression and experience of community and identity Doctoral thesis, University of Brighton.

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Abstract

This PhD thesis is concerned with sports tourism as a way of experiencing a sense of self, belonging and location in the social world. It is about how identity is developed, expressed and experienced when gymnasts interact within their specific sports community while travelling to take part in a non-competitive, international group gymnastics event. In particular, the research aim is to identify and make sense of the meaning participants attach to their involvement in sports event tourism in the context of the 2011 World Gymnaestrada in Lausanne/Switzerland, the purely non-competitive, official world event of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Additional Information: Copyright © and Moral Rights for this thesis are retained by the author and/or other copyright owners.
Subjects: C000 Biological and Biomedical Sciences > C600 Sport and Exercise Science
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L312 Travel and Tourism
Depositing User: LTS Systems
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2014 12:59
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2015 08:31
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/12938

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