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Title: Adventurism: Singapore adventure tourists in the new economy
Authors: ONG CHIN EE
Keywords: Adventurism, gaze, new economy, multi-site ethnography, adventure tourist, Singapore
Issue Date: 6-May-2005
Source: ONG CHIN EE (2005-05-06). Adventurism: Singapore adventure tourists in the new economy. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Adventurism: Singapore Adventure Tourists in the New Economy offers a qualitative approach to the study of Singapore adventure tourists and the new economy. Drawing upon critical concepts in tourism studies and plugging into what has been proclaimed the a??culturala?? turn in tourism geography, this study examines the environmental subjectification and tourist agency of Singapore citizens at a time of the city-statea??s major economic re-structuring. Based on multi-site ethnography of 5 adventure tour groups between 2002 and 2004, particular attention was paid to the shaping of their travel motivations by various discourses, their tourism experiences as schemes and techniques to realise various appropriate selves and the role of the visual in their tourism experiences and their deployment of post-trip adventure narration in their everyday lives. Uniquely, this thesis posits there is a rise of a??adventurisma?? a?? a new form of self-government motivated by a convergence of new economy discourse and adventure practices.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/14609
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