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Record number 348567
Title The Tourist Experience of Out-There-Ness: Theory and Practice
Author(s) Lengkeek, Jaap; Elands, Birgit
Source Sociological Abstracts / CSA (2006). - ISSN 0038-0202 - p. 146 - 146.
Department(s) Cultural Geography
WOT Natuur & Milieu
Publication type Abstract in scientific journal or proceedings
Publication year 2006
Abstract The interest in tourist experiences is crucial for understanding tourism & resulted in a number of typologies. In this study, Eric Cohen's phenomenology of tourist experiences is theoretically debated & deepened. From a constructivist phenomenological perspective, we argue that the notions of "provinces of meaning" & "switching worlds" are crucial for the understanding of tourism. Tourism is a switch from our everyday world to an out-there-ness, which is meaningful precisely because it represents another province of meaning that is to varying degrees new & strange. These thoughts formed the foundation of a new typology of tourist experiences that are empirically tested in seven case studies. Results show that, despite the varied character of the case studies, a large continuity can be observed in appearance & contents of the modes of experience, which has guided us to the formulation of both a self-report questionnaire & recommendations for tourism development. Future research will especially focus on the relation between modes of experiences & environmental quality conditions.
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