Cycling into Sensoria: Embodiment, Leisure & Tourism

Humberstone, Barbara, Fox, Karen M. and Dubnewick, Michael (2014) Cycling into Sensoria: Embodiment, Leisure & Tourism. Tourism Review International, 18. pp. 71-85. ISSN 1544-2721

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A self-supported long-distance bicycle tour in Hawaii is the context for theoretical musings about the role of the sensuous in leisure and tourism scholarship. Autoethnography and narrative inquiry was chosen to underscore the experiences and critical insights from self-supported long-distance bicycle touring leisure research for three leisure scholars. Sensuous scholarship complements Lefebvre's spacetime that placed the human body and everyday life at the center of his theorizing. Kdnaka 'Oiwi's scholarship and critique ofEwocentric leisure supports the value ofsensuous scholarship as enhancing Eurocentric leisure practices as well as supporting decolonizing processes relevant to leisure/ tourism research. Taking the body-mind-spirit and "body-on-a-cycle motion" seriously highlights the power of sensuous scholarship, interrogates dominant narratives of leisure, and demonstrates the power of paying attention to the everyday features and the production of leisure spacetimes.

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