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An Analysis of Tourists' Experiences during a Train Journey

Dziedataja, I and Rhoden, S and Miller, A and Partington, S (2012) An Analysis of Tourists' Experiences during a Train Journey. In: Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual International Conference, 02 July 2012 - 05 July 2015, University of Edinburgh. (Unpublished)

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In this presentation, the results of a pilot study are presented. The study is conducted in the tourism field with a focus on tourists’ embodied experiences of transport use, in particular, train travel. The focus is on the ways in which time and material and social space of a train journey is embodied and experienced while on the move, following the assertion that the time spent travelling is not necessarily unproductive and wasted time that people always wish to minimise (Watts and Urry, 2008). To enrich the understanding of how individuals inhabit trains, the researcher adopt a non-traditional research method, such as sensuous auto-ethnography, while undertaking shorter and longer train journeys in the UK.

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