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Armchair travel through video games: stories from elsewheres and elsewhens

Uzunogullari, Serkan (2022) Armchair travel through video games: stories from elsewheres and elsewhens. Leisure Studies. pp. 1-14. ISSN 0261-4367 (In Press)

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COVID-19 has caused stress, negative emotions, and a reduction in physical and social activity due to the lockdown measures that were necessary for public health. During this period, many had to negotiate professional and familial responsibilities and were challenged to carve out time for leisure indoors. Using autoethnography as a method of inquiry, this research explores ‘armchair travel’ through video games as a leisure activity. Therefore, the article discusses memories and feelings of escaping the confines of domestic space from the perspective of self. Armchair travel via video games may provide an endless array of sights and sensations, bringing up feelings of leisure and contentment when real-world isolation and restriction are the norms.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Armchair travel, video games, autoethnography, lockdown, leisure
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Depositing User: Serkan Uzunogullari


Item ID: 15509
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ISSN: 0261-4367
Official URL: 10.1080/02614367.2022.2153904

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ORCID for Serkan Uzunogullari: ORCID iD

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Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2023 10:40
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2023 10:00


Author: Serkan Uzunogullari ORCID iD

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Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism
Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism > School of Tourism


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