In March this year, after long looks at the methodologies of three key researchers: John Caughey, Kathy Charmaz, Catherine Riessman, I took the work into the field.
Identity Change through Reading and Holiday-making “I was like that” "These things happened to me” “I am like this” Transformation
Identity Change through Reading and Holiday-making "These things happened to me” Transformation The book The buildings The beach The book The buildings The beach
Trying to link leisure reading with holidaymaking
Briefing the 6 Case Participants Antonio keeps a public Travel journal or web-log Using Google Blogger and my previous Research findings on the anatomy of Travel Writing
5 others use auto-ethnography Links to own identity. Sounds, smells, tastes that evoke memory and pleasure. Identification with characters in the detective novel.
What should the respondent write? Move from respondent to case participant Move from travel writing to auto-ethnography - so a new way of (i)eliciting and (ii) conceptualising the knowledge introduced Who has done auto-ethnography in tourism and leisure studies? Only one research academic so far
Open Gerund Coding after Charmaz (2006) -> leads to new Grounded Theory ie grounded in data
Memo-Writing (Charmaz 2006) stage is critical after gerund coding BOX ANT.1 MEMO IN-PROGRESS – USING QUOTES FROM THE NOVEL FOR THE REAL WORLD Using Language from the Fictional World to Describe and Predict the Real Lacan splits the real from the imaginary and introduces the symbolic order for language. The participant already displays cultural capital in quoting other authors but in the first diary entry uses a quote from the novel under study to shape the holiday with a weather description. '[…] in 1959–1960, a fundamental reorienting shift arguably occurred in Lacan's thinking—Lacan fairly can be portrayed as likewise structuralizing Freudian psychoanalysis. He did so under the banner of a “return to Freud” according to which, as his most famous dictum has it, “the unconscious is structured like a language” (l'inconscient est structuré comme un langage).' (Johnston 2014) Written Memos (after Charmaz 2006, 73)
reader Conclusion: Where does the text make the reader stand?
Ask the World Which novel has made you want to visit a place? Social Media gave access to 347,000 respondents. Mainly USA, India & UK on G+. Results: 1. A Tag-Cloud PTO… And surprising currency… Shakespeare’s Birthplace
50% of the books mentioned are published from 1980 onwards. And, quite a shock, the nineteenth century only accounts for 4 mentions. Nearly a third of the books are twenty-first century.
A huge ‘merci beaucoup’ to my case participants - both in Cannes and in Concarneau I cannot say who you are but you know! Tourism Knowledge – where does the little ferry depart from on the walled island of the old town?