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Something Lived, Something Learned: Nostalgia's Expanding Role in Sports Tourism
Sport in Society (2005)
  • Sheranne Fairley, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • S. Gammons

Nostalgia's role in sport tourism is multifaceted and stems from the nostalgic appeal of sport, tourism and related social experience. Sport, tourism, and by extension, sport tourism are useful incubators for nostalgia, as memories of past experience within each domain (whether lived or learned) are linked to an individual's personal and social identities. This essay discusses two broad conceptualizations of nostalgia in sport tourism: nostalgia for sport place or artefact, and nostalgia for social experience. Nostalgia sport tourism is considered congruously with travel to visit place and artefact, travel to participate in physical activity, travel to watch sport, and travel to volunteer at sport events.

Publication Date
June, 2005
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Sheranne Fairley and S. Gammons. "Something Lived, Something Learned: Nostalgia's Expanding Role in Sports Tourism" Sport in Society Vol. 8 Iss. 2 (2005)
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