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

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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

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
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/21711
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1506 Tourism
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Hospitality Tourism and Marketing
Keywords identity tourism, genealogy, celebrities, genealogical quest
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