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Post-print of: Lamont, MJ & McKay, J 2012, 'Intimations of postmodernity in sports tourism at the Tour de France', Journal of Sport and Tourism, vol.17, no. 4, pp. 313-331.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14775085.2012.760935

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Abstract

Despite the burgeoning literature on sports tourism research the area is dominated by descriptive and anachronistic typologies. Consequently, some scholars have called for greater connectivities between sports tourism and related academic specialities. Accordingly, this article uses a case study of the 2011 Tour de France to suggest how sports tourism research can benefit from the sociological perspective of postmodernism. We support our argument by focusing on processes of mobile subjectivities and perceived authenticity among members of a commercially organised cycling and spectating trip.

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