Rethinking the consumption of places

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Rakić, Tijana and Chambers, Donna (2012) Rethinking the consumption of places Annals of Tourism Research, 39 (3). pp. 1612-1633. ISSN 0160-7383

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Abstract

The phenomenological concept of embodiment has underpinned the ‘performance turn’ in tourism studies which, along with the ‘mobilities paradigm’, has contributed to the disruption of the occularcentric and static nature of Urry’s original (1990, 1995) thesis on place consumption. In this paper we further the rethinking of the consumption of places by proposing that embodied consumption and construction of places at the point of visitation involves not just corporeal and multisensory aspects, but also cognitive and affective processes. We also argue that consumption and construction of places are simultaneous processes in which both tourists and locals play an active role. This theoretical exploration is supported by relevant findings from an ethnographic study of tourists’ and locals’ experiences at the Acropolis.

Item Type: Journal article
Subjects: N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management > N830 UK Tourism
N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management > N840 International Tourism
N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management > N860 Tourism Management
N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L312 Travel and Tourism
N000 Business and Management > N500 Marketing > N580 Tourism and Travel Marketing
N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management > N890 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management not elsewhere classified
N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N222 Recreation/Leisure Management
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N260 Sport, Leisure and Recreation Management
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1016/j.annals.2011.12.003
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2016 03:03
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2016 08:50
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/15022

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