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International Journal of Web Based Communities

International Journal of Web Based Communities (IJWBC)

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  • Consumption Values of Sattvic Food by Blog Narrative Analysis   Order a copy of this article
    by Sujana Adapa, Subba Reddy Yarram 
    Abstract: This paper aims to understand the relationship between gastronomic tourism and the consumption values related to the eating of sattvic food by tourists visiting religious and spiritual destinations in India. Narrative analysis was used to analyse the food blog data from 30 Indian food bloggers and the case study methodology was used to analyse the data from two organisations that foster spirituality and sattvic foods. The results reflect the importance visitors assign to the consumption of a sattvic diet in destinations of religious significance. The bloggers highlight the functional, health, social, societal, emotional, epistemic, spiritual and environmental consumption values, while the organisations promote the consumption of sattvic food in religious destinations using yogic, Ayurvedic and responsibility values. The consumption values identified in this study align with Maslow’s needs hierarchy. Overall, the findings obtained from the study highlight the consumption values that promote gastronomic tourism experiences in religious destinations.
    Keywords: blog narratives; tourism experiences; sattvic food; spirituality; religion.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJWBC.2021.10041994
  • Effects of corrections on COVID-19-related misinformation: Cross-media empirical analyses in Japan   Order a copy of this article
    by Tsukasa Tanihara, Shinichi Yamaguchi, Tomoaki Watanabe, Hidetaka Oshima 
    Abstract: This study compared the characteristics of individuals who change their perceptions when they receive corrective information about COVID-19-related misinformation from different types of media. Whether people would change their perceptions through mass media information and whether through social media information were set as dependent variables. Indicators of
    Keywords: misinformation; corrective information; COVID-19; mass media; social media; information literacy; media effects; Japan.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJWBC.2022.10042947