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dc.contributor.authorGoolaup, Sandhiya
dc.contributor.authorSoler, Cecilia
dc.contributor.authorNunkoo, Robin
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-20T12:30:26Z
dc.date.available2017-12-20T12:30:26Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0047-2875
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0047287517691154
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/340097
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research is to explore the extraordinary experiences of food tourists and to develop a theory of surprise in relation to a typology of food cultural capital. We draw on phenomenological interviews with 16 food tourists. We found that food tourists experienced surprise in different ways, depending on their food cultural capital. Food tourists who possessed a high level of cultural capital were surprised by the simplicity or complexity of the experience while those possessing a low level of cultural capital were surprised by the genuinity of the experience. Thus, we make an important theoretical contribution here as we learn that the resources food tourists possessed in the form of cultural capital conditioned the ways in which they conceived an extraordinary experience. More so, using the cultural capital perspective, we have also demonstrated the role of social context in contributing to creating an extraordinary experience.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSage
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto14
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Travel Research
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Theory
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarketing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommercial Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160806
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1506
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1505
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1504
dc.titleDeveloping a Theory of Surprise from Travelers’ Extraordinary Food Experiences
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionPost-print
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gro.rights.copyright© 2017 SAGE Publications. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorNunkoo, Robin


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