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Existentialism, Consumption and Sustainability: Backpackers Fleeing and Finding Themselves

Canavan, Brendan (2017) Existentialism, Consumption and Sustainability: Backpackers Fleeing and Finding Themselves. In: 2017 Summer American Marketing Association Conference, 04/08/17 - 06/08/17, San Francisco. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This article seeks to understand sustainable tourism consumption through the lens of existentialism. Netnography of backpackers on an extended vacation reveals both existential anxiety and authenticity motivate and shape travel. This in turn has implications for the relative sustainability of otherwise of tourism consumed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: Huddersfield Business School > Global Advances in Marketing Branding and Innovation
Huddersfield Business School
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Depositing User: Brendan Canavan
Date Deposited: 23 May 2017 12:27
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 18:29
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/32002

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