The experience of visiting home and familiar places

Pearce, Philip (2012) The experience of visiting home and familiar places. Annals of Tourism Research, 39 (2). pp. 1024-1047.

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This paper identifies and seeks to explain a relatively novel topic in tourism studies: individuals' experiences in returning to previous places of significance and familiarity in their lives. The topic is labelled VHFP (Visiting Home and Familiar Places) and is linked to but conceptually independent of VFR studies. It is argued that VHFP can be understood by considering foundation work in neuroscience as well as integrating contributions from human emotions, memory, time perception and the psychology of possibility. Several studies are proposed to develop this topic by employing varied paradigms of inquiry and a range of familiar and innovative methods.

Item ID: 24437
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0160-7383
Keywords: going home, emotions, time perception, memory, neuroscience
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2013 23:50
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 100%
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