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Marketing literary England to the US traveller (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Themistocleous, C., Ingram, C., Rickly, J., & Mccabe, S. (2019). Marketing literary England to the US traveller

This paper examines English literary tourism through the eyes of the bibliophile and non-bibliophile. It adopts an inductive between-subjects experimental design to investigate the likelihood of a general sample of the US population visiting literary... Read More about Marketing literary England to the US traveller.

‘The smell of death and the smell of life’: authenticity, anxiety and perceptions of death at Varanasi’s cremation grounds (2019)
Journal Article
Sharma, N., & Rickly, J. (2019). ‘The smell of death and the smell of life’: authenticity, anxiety and perceptions of death at Varanasi’s cremation grounds. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 14(5-6), 466-477. https://doi.org/10.1080/1743873X.2019.1610411

This paper contributes to an understanding of existential authenticity and existential anxiety in tourism studies through an investigation of tourists' perceptions of death, the Self, and "others" at the Hindu cremation grounds in Varanasi, India. En... Read More about ‘The smell of death and the smell of life’: authenticity, anxiety and perceptions of death at Varanasi’s cremation grounds.

Spectacle and adventure philanthropy (2018)
Journal Article
Rickly, J., & Clouser, R. (2019). Spectacle and adventure philanthropy. Annals of Tourism Research, 77, 158-160. doi:10.1016/j.annals.2018.12.008

While humanitarian tourism is increasingly examined from critical theory perspectives (see Ingram, 2011; Mostafanezhad, 2013, 2104; Simpson, 2004), less attention has been given to the role of media and spectacle in the enactment of this type of tour... Read More about Spectacle and adventure philanthropy.

Wilderness state of mind: expanding authenticity (2018)
Journal Article
Vidon, E. S., Rickly, J. M., & Knudsen, D. C. (2018). Wilderness state of mind: expanding authenticity. Annals of Tourism Research, 73, 62-70. doi:10.1016/j.annals.2018.09.006

This paper challenges the overuse of existential authenticity as a categorical umbrella encapsulating touristic experience and contributes new insights to the way postmodern authenticity is defined in tourism research. To date, studies associated wit... Read More about Wilderness state of mind: expanding authenticity.

Tourism geographies and the place of authenticity (2018)
Journal Article
Rickly, J. (2018). Tourism geographies and the place of authenticity. Tourism Geographies, 20(4), 734-737. doi:10.1080/14616688.2018.1477169

Along with the earliest theories of tourism arose an interest in understanding the role of authenticity. These burgeoning efforts were based in history, anthropology, and sociology (see Boorstin, 1961; MacCannell, 1973, 1976; Cohen, 1979); yet, the s... Read More about Tourism geographies and the place of authenticity.

Alienation and anxiety in tourism motivation (2018)
Journal Article
Vidon, E. S., & Rickly, J. M. (in press). Alienation and anxiety in tourism motivation. Annals of Tourism Research, 69, doi:10.1016/j.annals.2018.02.001

Although underexplored in tourism studies, recent work suggests theories of alienation, as the dialectic of authenticity, have much to contribute to our understanding of tourism motivation. This paper uses three major theoretical tropes (Marxism, exi... Read More about Alienation and anxiety in tourism motivation.

Considering service animals in tourism (2018)
Journal Article
Rickly, J. M. (2018). Considering service animals in tourism. Annals of Tourism Research, 71, doi:10.1016/j.annals.2017.12.012

Accessible tourism is a rapidly growing sector of the tourism industry and increasingly recognized as essential to supporting mobility and leisure as human rights (Buhalis & Darcy, 2001; Buhalis, Darcy, & Ambrose, 2012; McCabe & Diekmann, 2015). This... Read More about Considering service animals in tourism.

Managing cultural tourism in post-conflict areas: the Kurdistan Federal Region, Iraq (2017)
Journal Article
Braim, K., McCabe, S., Rickly, J. M., & Gadi, M. (2017). Managing cultural tourism in post-conflict areas: the Kurdistan Federal Region, Iraq. Tourism Today: The Journal of the College of Tourism and Hotel Management, 111-130

Conflict and post-conflict areas often suffer several challenges regarding tourism development owing to poor infrastructure, low investment, a lack of appropriate tourism management planning, and poor implementation mechanisms. Much research has been... Read More about Managing cultural tourism in post-conflict areas: the Kurdistan Federal Region, Iraq.

Self-care for the researcher: dark tourism in Varanasi, India (2017)
Journal Article
Sharma, N., & Rickly, J. M. (2018). Self-care for the researcher: dark tourism in Varanasi, India. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 18(1), doi:10.1080/15313220.2017.1403801

Dark tourism is a popular niche of tourism that allows tourists to come into close proximity with death, atrocity, and the macabre, and therefore has the potential to be an emotional and even traumatic encounter for tourists. While this context has i... Read More about Self-care for the researcher: dark tourism in Varanasi, India.

“They all have a different vibe”: a rhythmanalysis of climbing mobilities and the Red River Gorge as place (2017)
Journal Article
Rickly, J. (2017). “They all have a different vibe”: a rhythmanalysis of climbing mobilities and the Red River Gorge as place. Tourist Studies, 17(3), doi:10.1177/1468797617717637

This paper integrates a mobilities perspective and Lefebvre’s notion of rhythmanalysis as a means interrogate place as an entanglement of mobilities, moorings, and rhythms. By investigating one popular rock climbing destination, this paper demonstrat... Read More about “They all have a different vibe”: a rhythmanalysis of climbing mobilities and the Red River Gorge as place.

Contesting authentic practice and ethical authority in adventure tourism (2017)
Journal Article
Rickly, J., & Vidon, E. S. (in press). Contesting authentic practice and ethical authority in adventure tourism. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, doi:10.1080/09669582.2017.1284856

This paper examines the discourses of authenticity and ethics used among adventure tourists regarding the use of the natural environment. In one case, full-time traveling rock climbers use their dedication to the sport and annual visits to the Red Ri... Read More about Contesting authentic practice and ethical authority in adventure tourism.

“I’m a Red River local”: rock climbing mobilities and community hospitalities (2017)
Journal Article
Rickly, J. (2017). “I’m a Red River local”: rock climbing mobilities and community hospitalities. Tourist Studies, 17(1), doi:10.1177/1468797616685648

With individuals continually on the move, mobility fosters constellations of places at which individuals collectively moor and perform community. By focusing on one climbing destination – the Red River Gorge – this paper works across scales to highli... Read More about “I’m a Red River local”: rock climbing mobilities and community hospitalities.

The (re)production of climbing space: bodies, gestures, texts (2016)
Journal Article
Rickly, J. (2016). The (re)production of climbing space: bodies, gestures, texts. cultural geographies, doi:10.1177/1474474016649399

According to Lefebvre, space is not an absolute given, an empty and presumed starting point, but space is produced through human action. Further, he contends, there is a material basis to the production of space – the “practical and fleshy body”. The... Read More about The (re)production of climbing space: bodies, gestures, texts.

The fantasy of authenticity: Touring with Lacan (2016)
Journal Article
Knudsen, D. C., Rickly, J., & Vidon, E. S. (2016). The fantasy of authenticity: Touring with Lacan. Annals of Tourism Research, 58, 33-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2016.02.003

Despite considerable research regarding the meaning of authenticity, there remains uncertainty as to the work authenticity performs in tourism. Existential authenticity conceptually shifts focus from the objects of touristic practice to a sense of Be... Read More about The fantasy of authenticity: Touring with Lacan.

Touring as a Peircean habit (2016)
Journal Article
Knudsen, D. C., Rickly, J. M., & Metro-Roland, M. M. (2016). Touring as a Peircean habit. Annals of Tourism Research, 57, doi:10.1016/j.annals.2015.12.014

The Peircean sign contains three parts: object, representamen (image) and interpretant (interpretation). Interpretation in the Peircean system draws heavily upon the accumulated knowledge that an individual has built up over time. Interpretation mi... Read More about Touring as a Peircean habit.

Lifestyle mobilities: a politics of lifestyle rock climbing (2014)
Journal Article
Rickly, J. M. (2014). Lifestyle mobilities: a politics of lifestyle rock climbing. Mobilities, 12(2), 243-263. doi:10.1080/17450101.2014.977667

The conceptualization of 'lifestyle mobilities' has yet to fully account for the diversity within and across mobile communities in terms of leisure, travel, and identity. Lifestyle rock climbers, for example, maintain minimalist, hypermobile lifestyl... Read More about Lifestyle mobilities: a politics of lifestyle rock climbing.