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(revised title) Perceptions of rural tourism development and sense of pride as a form of community resilience

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Although past research focused on the role of pride in the relationship between destination residents and travelers (Boley & McGehee, 2014), there have been calls to conceptualize pride as a more encompassing socially constructed meaning (Sullivan, 2017) that impacts the relationships between destination residents, elected officials, and tourism entrepreneurs. We investigated this contingency through a creative multi-methods approach that combined picture collages with group discussions and personal interviews to investigate the meanings destination stakeholders assign to pride. We applied Hume's Theory of Pride to investigate how pride was expressed in the destination stakeholders' discourse about their community. Fifty-one stakeholders from rural tourism destinations shared their perspectives on pride relating to tourism development. These stakeholders reveal deep and powerful meanings associated with pride based on prestige, caring, and honor through their interpretations.
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