Curtin, S. C., 2006. Swimming with dolphins: a phenomenological exploration of tourist recollections. International Journal of Tourism Research, 8 (4), pp. 301-315.
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Opportunities to swim with dolphins both in captivity and in the wild have recently proliferated. In order to understand the nature of the swim-with-dolphin experience, 14 respondents were selected to take part in a phenomenological study based on their recollections of the activity. The results discuss the physical attributes of the experience, the attraction of dolphins, the importance of making a connection either through eye contact or touch, prior conceptions of what it would be like and, finally, animal sensitivities towards the nature of the performance. Cognitive dissonance and a heavily anthropomorphic virtual capital are present in nearly all respondents.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||phenomenology recollections swimming with dolphins tourist experiences|
|Subjects:||Science > Biology and Botany|
Social Sciences > Tourism
|Group:||School of Tourism > International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research|
|Deposited By:||Mr David Ball LEFT|
|Deposited On:||25 Apr 2007|
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