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Gustafsson, Johanna
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Gustafsson, J., Lind, J. & Sparrman, A. (2019). Family memory trips - childrens and parents planning of adoption return trips. Journal of Heritage Tourism
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2019 (English)In: Journal of Heritage Tourism, ISSN 1743-873X, E-ISSN 1747-6631Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

It can be argued that adoption return trips are a new travel industry. Today, transnational adoptive families make adoption return trips while their children are very young. The aim of such trips is to create positive links between the child and their birth country. Based on interviews with ten Swedish transnational adoptive families, this qualitative and interdisciplinary study sets out to explore how adopted children and their parents plan return trips. The analysis shows that both children and parents mobilise memories of places, people and heritage sites from the birth countries while planning their trips. In theoretical terms, the study draws on family tourism in combination with child studies and personal memory tourism. The article challenges the idea that adoption return trips are exclusively for the benefit of the adoptee and suggests that the family planning of adoption return trips makes them into family memory trips.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2019
Keywords
Adoption return trips; family memory tourism; personal memory trips; children; transnational adoption
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-163758 (URN)10.1080/1743873X.2019.1702666 (DOI)000504673700001 ()
Available from: 2020-03-19 Created: 2020-03-19 Last updated: 2020-04-15
Gustafsson, J. (2012). Mitt hjärta är delat i två länder (1ed.). In: Josefina Syssner (Ed.), Turisten, resenären, besökaren: om etik, identitet och resande (pp. 105-136). Linköping: Linköpings universitet. Institutionen för studier av samhällsutveckling och kultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mitt hjärta är delat i två länder
2012 (English)In: Turisten, resenären, besökaren: om etik, identitet och resande / [ed] Josefina Syssner, Linköping: Linköpings universitet. Institutionen för studier av samhällsutveckling och kultur , 2012, 1, p. 105-136Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköpings universitet. Institutionen för studier av samhällsutveckling och kultur, 2012 Edition: 1
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-165504 (URN)9789175198354 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-05-05 Created: 2020-05-05 Last updated: 2020-05-06Bibliographically approved
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