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dc.contributor.authorDunn, David
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:26:14Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:26:14Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifierER57
dc.identifier.citationDunn, D. (2006) Singular encounters : mediating the tourist destination in British television holiday programmes, Tourist Studies, vol. 6, , pp. 37-58,
dc.identifier.issn1468-7976
dc.identifier.urihttp://tou.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/6/1/37
dc.identifier.urihttp://online.sagepub.com/
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/57
dc.description.abstractThere are close links between the tourist gaze and the gaze of the television camera, and British television holiday programmes have conventionally privileged the scopic in their representations of the tourist destination. At the same time their engagement with tourism as a popular cultural activity was informed by a public service broadcasting ideology which privileged information and education over entertainment. In a world of deregulated broadcasting, and with a proliferation of available channels, the genre is developing new narrative forms in order to reflect the diversity of popular culture. It is also informed by television's current privileging of lifestyle, of personalization and first person narratives of both celebrities and of 'ordinary' people. This article uses three case studies which have been chosen to represent both the mainstream conventions of the holiday programme per se, plus the influences of lifestyle programming's emphasis on recreation, re-creation and makeover and the conventions of docusoap narratives, to argue that the genre is increasingly foregrounding the stories, however constructed, of performers-astourists/tourists-as-performers over representations of the tourist destination.
dc.format.extent37-58
dc.publisherSage
dc.relation.ispartofTourist Studies
dc.subjectcelebrity
dc.subjectscopic
dc.subjectfirst person narratives
dc.subjectperformance
dc.subjectlifestyle
dc.subjectpersonalization
dc.subjectdocusoap
dc.subject'ordinary' people
dc.subjectconsumption of place
dc.titleSingular encounters : mediating the tourist destination in British television holiday programmes
dc.typearticle
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dc.description.facultydiv_MCaPA
dc.description.volume6
dc.identifier.doihttp://10.1177/1468797606071476
dc.description.ispublishedpub
dc.description.eprintid57
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qmu.authorDunn, David
dc.description.statuspub
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