Game-angling tourism: Connecting people, places and natures

Mordue, Tom (2016) Game-angling tourism: Connecting people, places and natures. International Journal of Tourism Research, 18 (3). pp. 269-276. ISSN 1099-2340

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jtr.2003

Abstract

Freshwater game-angling is a growing tourism phenomenon creating modern, increasingly global, spaces of consumption where performances are acted out in varied destinations. These performances uphold sporting traditions dating from fifteenth century England, cemented in the Victorian era. This paper demonstrates how and why freshwater angling has grown to become one of the largest leisure activities. It questions whether game-angling tourism has become a profound ecotourism, drawing insights from sociology and geography to explore how game-angling tourism traverses the society/nature dualism. It finds that angling tourism is a compelling, relatively undiscovered, vehicle for understanding our passion for consuming the natural world.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: game-angling,society,nature,place,consumption,authenticity
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
N800 Tourism, Transport and Travel
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Tom Mordue
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2014 11:41
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2016 10:36
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/17623

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