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Long-term travellers return, 'home'?

Abstract
Underpinned by philosophical hermeneutics, this paper explores concepts of 'home' for returned long-term travellers, taking an iterative approach of multiple interviews, video diaries and interviews with long-term travellers' significant others. Three returned long-term travellers' in-depth experiential perspectives are explored to illustrate three alternative notions of home, namely, 'meaningful home(s)', 'blurred home(s)' and '(re)negotiated home(s)'. These alternatives challenge assumed spatial conceptualisations of 'home'. As such, the paper contributes philosophically, conceptually and methodologically to tourism studies research by taking a person-centred and post-disciplinary approach to explore more pluralistic ways of knowing home(s).
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Journal Article
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Pocock, N., & McIntosh, A. (2013). Long-term travellers return, 'home'? Annals of Tourism Research, article in press.
Date
2013
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Elsevier Masson
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