Holidays under the hegemony of hyper-connectivity: getting away, but unable to escape?

Voase, Richard (2018) Holidays under the hegemony of hyper-connectivity: getting away, but unable to escape? Leisure Studies, 37 (4). pp. 384-395. ISSN 0261-4367

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Abstract

Holidays have been imagined as occasions of escape and liminal leisure. This conceptualisation requires re-evaluation as a consequence of the widespread adoption of portable communication devices (smartphones) and the use of Web 2.0 interactive platforms (social media). Studies suggest that the gratifications of contact with the ‘other’, and the 10 enjoyment of the licence associated with the liminal condition, are compromised by endemic contact with the domicile. An analysis draws on the work of Heidegger and Althusser, and is supported by insights from Foucault, Arendt and Lacan. It is argued that users are ‘enframed’ and subjected by their devices. This re-imagining is representative of an 15 evolving change in the human condition, of which the compromising of tourism-as-escape is but one manifestation.

Keywords:Holidays
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N800 Tourism, Transport and Travel
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:32623
Deposited On:11 Jul 2018 14:58

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