Individualism and the ‘new tourism’: a perspective on emulation, personal control and choice

Voase, Richard (2007) Individualism and the ‘new tourism’: a perspective on emulation, personal control and choice. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 31 (5). pp. 541-547. ISSN 1470-6423

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Abstract

Changes can be identified in patterns of Western tourism over recent decades. The changes are linked with the theorized cultural shift from modern to postmodern. The discourse of change points to a shift in emphasis from the designated resort environment to a proliferation of individuated experiences. Analysts are apt to link these changes to a growth in individualism and individualistic expression. This study argues that the new tourists' real needs are to discover a new form of the collective. The argument is constructed drawing on the work of Veblen and Bourdieu. The final diagnosis draws on the work of Foucault

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Additional Information:Changes can be identified in patterns of Western tourism over recent decades. The changes are linked with the theorized cultural shift from modern to postmodern. The discourse of change points to a shift in emphasis from the designated resort environment to a proliferation of individuated experiences. Analysts are apt to link these changes to a growth in individualism and individualistic expression. This study argues that the new tourists' real needs are to discover a new form of the collective. The argument is constructed drawing on the work of Veblen and Bourdieu. The final diagnosis draws on the work of Foucault
Keywords:Emulation, Foucault, Individualism, Veblen, Tourism, Bourdieu
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N800 Tourism, Transport and Travel
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:1129
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:06 Sep 2007
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:25

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