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dc.contributor.authorHigginbotham, Gregory
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-07T16:24:34Z
dc.date.available2014-03-07T16:24:34Z
dc.date.issued2014-03-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/5237
dc.description.abstractSituated at the intersection of leisure and tourism, there is currently a renewed interest and curiosity in ancestral lineages. Focusing on amateur genealogists who pursue, and travel for, a leisure engagement of genealogy, this qualitative research study endeavours to investigate their quests for personal identity and locations of an intergenerational sense of self. With the adoption of a narrative inquiry method, life story interviews were conducted with four amateur genealogists. Findings from an analysis of the narratives have been organized into five core themes, each of which contributes to our understanding of these amateur genealogists’ experiences of leisure and travel. While the amateur genealogists do not acknowledge their leisure engagements as a quest for personal identity, they make use of such engagements to locate an intergenerational sense of self and gain enriched self-understandings. Moreover, by facilitating intersections of genealogy, leisure, and tourism, several key insights are offered that may be of particular interest to scholars in both fields of study.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectgenealogyen_US
dc.subjectleisureen_US
dc.subjecttourismen_US
dc.subjectidentityen_US
dc.subjectnarrativesen_US
dc.subjectintergenerational sense of selfen_US
dc.titleLocating Intergenerational Sense of Self: Intersections of Genealogy with Leisure and Tourismen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.embargo.termsNoneen_US


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