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Not such smart tourism? The concept of e-lienation

Tribe, John and Mkono, Mucha (2017) Not such smart tourism? The concept of e-lienation Annals of Tourism Research, 66. pp. 105-115.

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The concept of alienation was adapted to tourism by MacCannell who identified it as a key feature of modernity and a strong driver of tourism where tourists seek to reconnect to authentic places and selves. Meanwhile the post-modern world has witnessed a revolution in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) especially in the realm of smart tourism where its advocates talk eagerly of the internet of everything. Such a totalising prospect demands serious review and this article fills a critical gap by conceptualising the idea of e-lienation as a specific form of alienation in ICT-enabled tourism. It combines philosophic questions of meaning, sociological theory and empirical research to demonstrate the meanings of e-lienation, its dimensions, causes, consequences and strategies of resistance.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
Mkono, Mucha
Date : 13 July 2017
DOI : 10.1016/j.annals.2017.07.001
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 04 Jul 2017 14:00
Last Modified : 04 Jul 2018 02:08

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