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Diaspora tourism and well-being over life-courses

Diaspora tourism and well-being over life-courses

Li, Tingting Elle and Chan, Eric Tak Hin ORCID: 0000-0001-9611-0949 (2020) Diaspora tourism and well-being over life-courses. Annals of Tourism Research, 82:102917. ISSN 0160-7383 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/J.ANNALS.2020.102917)

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Abstract

This research reconceptualises the linkages between tourism and well-being by considering well-being as dynamic assemblages that exist dependent on performative impacts of place, age, time, and contextual events. Adopting a biographical approach, we examined life histories of 26 Chinese migrants, and explored how diasporic return shaped their subjective well-being over life-courses. Based on their own articulations of home return experiences, meanings, feelings, and life purposes, four patterns of how the effects of diaspora tourism change over life-courses were identified, depending on individual's early exposures to home place and culture, age of first and later return, change of life purposes and conceptions of well-being. The findings encourage further debates over temporal variability in possible linkages between tourism and subjective well-being.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: diaspora tourism, subjective well-being, life-course, biographical approach, Chinese migrants, assemblage
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2021 09:51
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/31321

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