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Co-creating communities: Fandoms in tourism spaces

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posted on 12.02.2021, 08:44 by Ina Reichenberger, Karen Smith
© The Author(s) 2019. Fandoms as expressions of popular culture are characterized by common interests and a sense of belonging and community. Creating and participating in communities is an inherent part of fandom, with tourism providing spaces for this community building to occur face to face. Overlaps between tourism and fandoms have been identified in popular culture (e.g. film tourism contexts); previous research, however, is characterized by disciplinary fragmentation and ambiguous transferability. This article introduces a conceptual framework of fan-based community co-creation, taking into account different intensities of fan involvement as well as factors that contribute to a psychologically perceived sense of community. The framework’s applicability to on-site tourism activities and fan-based events is illustrated, and recommendations for its empirical verification are provided.

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Reichenberger, I. & Smith, K. A. (2020). Co-creating communities: Fandoms in tourism spaces. Tourist Studies, 20(2), 166-181. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468797619874504

Journal title

Tourist Studies

Volume

20

Issue

2

Publication date

01/06/2020

Pagination

166-181

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Publication status

Published

Online publication date

12/09/2019

ISSN

1468-7976

eISSN

1741-3206

Article number

ARTN 1468797619874504

Language

en

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