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Meet the locals: A phenomenology of experiencing residents in North Korea.

Wassler, P. and Schuckert, M., 2016. Meet the locals: A phenomenology of experiencing residents in North Korea. In: International conference on emerging tourism destinations (ICETD), 24-27 October 2016, Dili, Timor Leste.

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Tourism in North Korea is limited by entry bans, visa restrictions, and stringently controlled itineraries. As a consequence, the experience of visiting the country is still poorly understood by academics and practitioners alike. In order to fill this research void, this study aims to understand the essence of the lived experience of encountering the residents of North Korea, following an approach embedded in the paradigm of transcendental phenomenology. Based on six narratives by tourists who have visited the country, the essence of the experience of encountering North Korean locals is identified as comprising dimensions of comfort, doubt and uneasiness. The findings are finally contextualized based on existing literature.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:29745
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:25 Sep 2017 11:55
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