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Title: Sports tourism participation at the World Gymnaestrada : an expression and experience of community and identity
Author: Wichmann, Angela
ISNI:       0000 0004 5350 7526
Awarding Body: University of Brighton
Current Institution: University of Brighton
Date of Award: 2014
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This PhD thesis is concerned with sports tourism as a way of experiencing a sense of self, belonging and location in the social world. It is about how identity is developed, expressed and experienced when gymnasts interact within their specific sports community while travelling to take part in a non-competitive, international group gymnastics event. In particular, the research aim is to identify and make sense of the meaning participants attach to their involvement in sports event tourism in the context of the 2011 World Gymnaestrada in Lausanne/Switzerland, the purely non-competitive, official world event of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: C600 Sport and Exercise Science ; L312 Travel and Tourism