Sean Gillen's Pages

Sean Gillen was one of the most talented students I have met in a long time. He produced work that constantly received A grades and ended up with a First. He went subsequently to Lancaster University, winning a competitive scholarship, to take his MA in Leisure and Tourism -- and did very well there too. He is also a really nice bloke. I am really pleased  to be able to publish his work in this format.

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This work was completed in part-fulfilment of an MA Tourism and Leisure. Lancaster University, UK 20001, and is reproduced here strictly for scholarly purposes.

Undergraduate Dissertation:


Myth, Mythology and Hidden Meaning: Semiotic Research in Leisure and Tourism -the Perspective of the Informed Tourist.

Introductory (abstract and introduction)
Literature review
Substantive research (on two Cornish tourist sites)
Summary, self-critique, conclusions


Postgraduate Essays

Citizenship, Tourism and Culture in European Identity Building
Researching Culture and Tourism

The Pleasures of Sightseeing


Postgraduate Dissertation     


A moving experience?  Investigating the social significance of emotion in tourism


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