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dc.contributor.authorUpton, Aen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorSchänzel, Hen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorLück, Men_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-06T23:28:05Z
dc.date.available2019-02-06T23:28:05Z
dc.date.copyright2017-03-22en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Heritage Tourism, 13(3), 197-210.
dc.identifier.issn1747-6631en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/12226
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this paper is to analyse online travel blogs in order to gain an understanding of the reflections held by battlefield tourists in Vietnam. A qualitative approach utilising thematic analysis was conducted on 20 travel blogs. The findings suggest that tourists can have a deeply reflective experience at sites of past warfare, which includes cognitive dissonance to the war narrative. Tourist experiences in Vietnam presented a connection to the dead (mortality mediation), and a connection to the living (local people). These outcomes led to the overall understanding of battlefield experiences in Vietnam: The meaning of life and humanity through connecting with people, and the passing of time through the writing of history.en_NZ
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relation.urihttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1743873X.2017.1282491
dc.rightsCopyright © 2017 Taylor & Francis. This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in the Journal of Heritage Tourism and is available online at: www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article (see Publisher’s Version).
dc.subjectDark tourism; Battlefield tourism; Vietnam War; Tourist experience; Mortality mediation; Life affirmation; Meaning of life; Interpretation
dc.titleReflections of Battlefield Tourist Experiences Associated With Vietnam War Sites: an Analysis of Travel Blogsen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1743873X.2017.1282491
pubs.elements-id217857
aut.relation.journalJournal of Heritage Tourismen_NZ


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