Diaspora tourism and well-being over life-courses

Li, Tingting Elle ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8054-933X and Chan, Eric T. H. (2020) Diaspora tourism and well-being over life-courses. Annals of Tourism Research, 82. p. 102917. ISSN 0160-7383

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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
Identifier: 10.1016/j.annals.2020.102917
Keywords: Diaspora tourism, Subjective well-being, Life-course, Biographical approach, Chinese migrants, Assemblage
Subjects: Hospitality and tourism > Tourism
Hospitality and tourism > Tourism > Tourism management
Hospitality and tourism
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Depositing User: Elle Li
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2020 16:45
Last Modified: 12 May 2022 02:45
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/7060

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