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Festival visiting, voluntary risk and positive health.

Wood, C., 2019. Festival visiting, voluntary risk and positive health. Annals of Tourism Research, 76 (May), 323-325.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2018.08.001


Many disciplines including geography, tourism and event management, anthropology, sociology,psychology, public health and medicine have a contribution to make to the study of festivals.Despite a growing body of tourism and event literature outlining the many motivations for and subjective benefits of attending festivals, the reporting of positive health outcomes remains underdeveloped. Researching festival visitors who take risks for pleasure (voluntary risk-taking or‘edgework’), would make an important and illuminating contribution to the literature and could offer alternative and broader perspectives on what we define as ‘health’. Interdisciplinary research collaborations using universally accepted definitions, methodologies and measures offer great potential to further our understanding of positive health and voluntary risk-taking from the perspective of the festival visitor.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Festivals; Positive health; Voluntary risk; Edgework; Interdisciplinary collaboration
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:31185
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:30 Aug 2018 15:45
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:12


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