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Framing the land of the northern lights

White, Paul, Morgan, Nigel, Pritchard, Annette and Heimtun, Bente (2019) Framing the land of the northern lights Annals of Tourism Research.

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The development of affinities between the production and consumption of people and place is crucial for tourism development. We trouble front and backstage distinctions to examine how destinations are framed and critically explore the power of the imaginary in shaping how individuals apprehend and in turn create social worlds. Combining critical discourse analysis with stakeholder interviews, we scrutinise an influential television travel documentary as an instrument of cultural pedagogy, which recycles, recreates and re-enacts the tourism imaginary. The paper’s distinctive contribution is to show the multiple means through which travel journalism enrols tourists through imagined portrayals of people and place within globalised cultural texts by highlighting the multi-dimensional workings of power in and through a framing of Northern Norway.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
White, Paul
Pritchard, Annette
Heimtun, Bente
Date : 2019
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2019. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Uncontrolled Keywords : Film-tourism; Framing; Discourse; Imaginary; Power; Arctic; Norway
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Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 12 Aug 2019 09:14
Last Modified : 12 Aug 2019 09:14

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