Abstract

This videography invites to travel inside tourist souvenirs around the world through a naturalistic interpretive approach. The film shows that souvenirs are often considered as special possessions that help consumers remember and extend their trips in time, space, and the social environment. Through a grounded theory approach, the film presents a typology of four types of symbolic souvenirs (i.e., tourist trinkets, destination stereotypes, paper mementoes, and picked-up objects). It also highlights five functions these souvenirs fulfil in terms of consumer identity construction, that is, connection, integration, socialization, self-expression, and sacralisation.
Original languageEnglish
Typevideography
Media of outputDVD
PublisherConsIMAGE
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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