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A multisensory phenomenology of interrail mobilities

Jensen, MT, Scarles, C and Cohen, SA (2015) A multisensory phenomenology of interrail mobilities Annals of Tourism Research, 53. pp. 61-76.

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This paper suggests that phenomenological studies of tourism mobilities can be informed by non-representational approaches. We extend recent developments in sensory tourism research and non-representational works to argue that methods upon which tourism researchers have long relied require ‘pushing’ or merging in previously underutilised ways that support these emerging areas of study. As a result, this paper embraces embodied methodologies. It integrates audio-visual impressionistic tales and netnographic snippets to shape its multisensory exploration of an under-researched European tourism and train travel phenomenon, interrailing. Our analysis exemplifies how the rhythmscapes and soundscapes of everyday rail travel inform the experience of interrail. Finally, we introduce the concept of thermalscapes, giving attention to the relatively neglected role of temperatures in tourism experiences.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
Jensen, MT
Scarles, C
Cohen, SA
Date : 1 July 2015
DOI : 10.1016/j.annals.2015.04.002
Additional Information : © 2015, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 12 Jun 2015 11:21
Last Modified : 01 Jul 2017 02:08

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