A new approach to understanding tourism practices

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

11 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

In spite of renewed attention for practices in tourism studies, the analysis of practices is often isolated from theories of practice. This theoretical paper identifies the main strands of practice theory and their relevance and application to tourism research, and develops a new approach to applying practice theory in the study of tourism participation. We propose a conceptual model of tourism practices based on the work of Collins (2004), which emphasises the role of rituals in generating emotional responses. This integrated approach can focus on individuals interacting in groups, as well as explaining why people join and leave specific practices. Charting the shifting of individuals between practices could help to illuminate the dynamics and complexity of tourism systems.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Volume84
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020

Keywords

  • Actor-context dichotomy
  • Interactions
  • Practice theory approach
  • Ritual chains
  • Tourism participation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A new approach to understanding tourism practices'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this