Intimations of postmodernity in sports tourism at the Tour de France

Lamont, Matthew and McKay, Jim (2012) Intimations of postmodernity in sports tourism at the Tour de France. Journal of Sport and Tourism, 17 4: 313-331. doi:10.1080/14775085.2012.760935


Author Lamont, Matthew
McKay, Jim
Title Intimations of postmodernity in sports tourism at the Tour de France
Journal name Journal of Sport and Tourism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1477-5085
1029-5399
Publication date 2012-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14775085.2012.760935
Volume 17
Issue 4
Start page 313
End page 331
Total pages 19
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 1409 Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
Abstract Despite the burgeoning literature on sports tourism research the area is dominated by descriptive and anachronistic typologies. Consequently, some scholars have called for greater connectivities between sports tourism and related academic specialities. Accordingly, this article uses a case study of the 2011 Tour de France to suggest how sports tourism research can benefit from the sociological perspective of postmodernism. We support our argument by focusing on processes of mobile subjectivities and perceived authenticity among members of a commercially organised cycling and spectating trip.
Keyword Authenticity
Dedifferentiation
Embodiment
Ethnography
Liquid modernity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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