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dc.contributor.authorLamont, M
dc.contributor.authorRoss, AS
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-17T23:03:09Z
dc.date.available2021-11-17T23:03:09Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn1477-5085en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14775085.2021.1955401en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/409959
dc.description.abstract‘New media’ such as social media content-sharing apps and podcasting platforms have democratised mass media by enabling producers to disseminate content that is otherwise of limited interest to mainstream broadcast media, though may be of great interest to members of nuanced social worlds. Producers of bespoke sport-related content have recently harnessed new media platforms to create commercially viable broadcast outlets. We contend that the producers of sport-related content can contribute to authentication of places of sporting significance and may also play a role in shaping contemporary sport tourism. This paper examines new media content published on YouTube relating to Alpe d’Huez, a ski resort in the French Alps that is historically and culturally synonymous with the Tour de France. Our multimodal discourse analysis shows how YouTube content contributes to ‘hot' authentication of Alpe d’Huez as a metaphorical ‘stage’ for the Tour de France by articulating the attributes of Alpe d’Huez as a cycling space and simulating vicarious experiences of embodied and socially-constructed elements of climbing Alpe d’Huez by bicycle. Our analysis further shows how new media producers deploy complex combinations of imagery, aural, and linguistic strategies to (re)produce hot authentication of Alpe d’Huez as a mystical, sacred, ‘must visit' site within the global cycling social world.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom273en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto296en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Sport and Tourismen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume65en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourismen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSport and leisure managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3508en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350405en_US
dc.titleNew media and authentication of sport tourism place: social (Re)production of Alpe d’Huez as a sacred Tour de France siteen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLamont, M; Ross, AS, New media and authentication of sport tourism place: social (Re)production of Alpe d’Huez as a sacred Tour de France site, Journal of Sport and Tourism, 2021, 65 (4), pp. 273-296en_US
dc.date.updated2021-11-08T00:06:22Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)en_US
gro.rights.copyrightThis is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in the Journal of Sport & Tourism, 65 (4), pp. 273-296, 20 Jul 2021. copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/14775085.2021.1955401en_US
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gro.griffith.authorLamont, Matthew


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