Listening and tourism studies

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Drawing upon critical social theory on embodiment this article offers a contribution to the field of tourist performance through a focus on listening. Research findings on a classical musical festival in Australia are presented to argue that exciting challenges are available to tourism research when closer attention is given to the sonic knowledge of listening. The article discusses the conceptual and methodological implications when attention turns to the ear and then describes how festival attendees listened offers insights to how they conceived of themselves in and through time and place. Taken together, listening bodies offers an exciting future research agenda for tourism studies.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Waitt, G. R. & Duffy, M. (2010). Listening and tourism studies. Annals of Tourism Research, 37 (2), 457-477.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77950027651

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/5114

Number Of Pages


  • 20

Start Page


  • 457

End Page


  • 477

Volume


  • 37

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • Drawing upon critical social theory on embodiment this article offers a contribution to the field of tourist performance through a focus on listening. Research findings on a classical musical festival in Australia are presented to argue that exciting challenges are available to tourism research when closer attention is given to the sonic knowledge of listening. The article discusses the conceptual and methodological implications when attention turns to the ear and then describes how festival attendees listened offers insights to how they conceived of themselves in and through time and place. Taken together, listening bodies offers an exciting future research agenda for tourism studies.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Waitt, G. R. & Duffy, M. (2010). Listening and tourism studies. Annals of Tourism Research, 37 (2), 457-477.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77950027651

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/5114

Number Of Pages


  • 20

Start Page


  • 457

End Page


  • 477

Volume


  • 37

Issue


  • 2