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The creation of closeness: identity tourists in Who do you think you are?

Frew, Elspeth Ann and White, Leanne (2013) The creation of closeness: identity tourists in Who do you think you are? Tourism Analysis, 18 (3). pp. 313-322. ISSN 1083-5423

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Abstract

This article examines the techniques used by the makers of a popular documentary series that may encourage interest in identity, genealogical, ancestral, roots, or even diaspora tourism-where individuals travel to discover more about their ancestry. By adapting Jens Eder's theory of character closeness to a nonfiction series, this article identifies the means by which the producers of the Australian series of the television program Who Do You Think You Are? have created a "closeness" for the viewer to the featured identity tourism celebrities

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: identity tourism, genealogy, celebrities, genealogical quest
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1506 Tourism
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Hospitality Tourism and Marketing
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 08 May 2013 03:49
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2018 04:49
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/21711
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Citations in Scopus: 2 - View on Scopus

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