Turning it off: Emotions in Digital-Free Travel

Cai, Wenjie, McKenna, Brad and Waizenegger, Lena (2020) Turning it off: Emotions in Digital-Free Travel. Journal of Travel Research, 59 (5). pp. 909-927. ISSN 0047-2875

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Abstract

This article aims to theorize digitally disconnected travel experiences by investigating various emotional responses during the process of withdrawal and regain of technological affordances. The theoretical concepts of affordance and emotional episodes were adopted in this study to create a conceptual framework. Fifteen diaries and 18 interviews were collected from 24 participants’ reflections of their disconnected experiences. This study thus contributes a contextual update of emotional episodes by providing a detailed account of various emotions in the entire disconnecting/reconnecting travel experience. Also, this study contributes to the affordance literature by exploring the fluidity of technology affordances and environmental affordances. This article develops the Disconnected Emotions Model (DEM), a theoretical framework to provide an understanding of the changing relationship between human emotions and material affordances.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: (dis)connection,acceptance,disconnected emotions model,flow,functional affordances,impact,information-technology,social media affordances,tourism,affordances,digital-free travel,emotions,technology usage patterns
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2019 11:44
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 23:56
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/71720
DOI: 10.1177/0047287519868314

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