Resident reactions to a tourism incident: Mapping a Maldivian Emoscape

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Title Resident reactions to a tourism incident: Mapping a Maldivian Emoscape
Author Shakeela, Aishath; Weaver, David Bruce
Journal Name Annals of Tourism Research
Editor John Tribe
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract An emotional landscape (or emoscape) of resident reactions toward a widely circulated video of a Maldivian service sabotage incident was constructed using commentaries collected from social media. Emotions were overwhelmingly oppositional towards the incident, encompassing visceral emotions such as shock and sadness, reflective fight responses including calls for action such as punishment and apology, and sentiments indicating that such incidents are commonplace. Enclave dynamics are suggested as an explanation for the paradox of strong resident defense of tourism in a destination that embodies classic pleasure periphery dynamics.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2012 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 39
Issue Number 3
Page from 1337
Page to 1358
ISSN 1873-7722
Date Accessioned 2012-07-25
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Tourism; Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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