Retelling tales: the (missed?) representation of working class women's stories of leisure

Carly Stewart*, Rhiannon Lord

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Reflecting on an undergraduate dissertation, Rhiannon Lord became increasingly dissatisfied with the limitations on understanding and communication imposed by the conventional form of presentation usually expected of undergraduate students. Here we seek to transgress the boundaries of the author-evacuated realist tale form and offer a re-presentation of original data in the form of creative fiction, drawing extensively upon the work of Sparkes (2002). Renewed insights are generated into the lives of young women via two short stories, presented in an effort to further communicate their leisure experiences. Consideration is given to new ways of constructing and presenting understanding at the undergraduate dissertation level and the research process in general.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-76
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Creative fiction
  • Realist tales
  • Re-presentation
  • Dissertation


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