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Tourism and transformation: the case of spiritual retreats

The thesis project aims to explore the notion of transformation through tourism practice. If the promise of change is one of the foundational myths underlying tourism narratives and products, not much research has been carried out on the way in which this myth is appropriated, lived, expressed, experienced and negotiated by tourists, in particular its performative, sensitive and embodied dimensions. To achieve its aim, the work will focus on the case of spiritual retreats in Switzerland and India. It will employ qualitative methods, especially participant observation and open interviews.


Research fields Cultures and natures of tourism
Keywords Travel practices
Tourism
Spiritual retreats
Metanarratives
Transformation
Funding Unil
Duration March 2016 >
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Researchers Mourtazina Ellina
Picard David