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dc.contributor.authorMackellar, Joanneen_US
dc.contributor.editorJ. Horne, B. Watson, S. Flemmingen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T13:45:45Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T13:45:45Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2012-02-10T02:02:59Z
dc.identifier.issn02614367en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02614360802613879en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/41769
dc.description.abstractEvents, such as festivals, have been identified as places in which activities are provided for participants to develop skills and build their leisure careers. This study aimed to explore the leisure and tourist behaviours of serious, and at times fanatical, participants at the Wintersun Festival in Queensland, Australia. The weeklong nostalgic celebration of music, dancing, cars and lifestyles attracts participants from distant communities to travel and participate in the activities that are integral to achieving their leisure goals. This study utilised participant observation to identify nine domains which describe and explain the behaviours of participants including specialised travel, lifestyle, identity reinforcement, pride, fanaticism, social interaction, fixated consumption, competition and skill development. The results highlight the specialised travel experience undertaken by participants and the important role of events in fulfilling their personal and social goals.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom85en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto104en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalLeisure Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume28en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSport and Leisure Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150603en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150404en_US
dc.titleAn examination of serious participants at the Australian Wintersun Festivalen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Leisure Studies, Vol.28(1), 2009, pp.85-104. Leisure Studiese is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com with the open URL of your article.en_US
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