Babies on planes: Whose rights and responsibilities

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Cauthe Conference 2013 Tourism and Global Change: On the Edge of Something Big, 2013, pp. 745 - 749
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This paper examines passenger experiences of air travel and the developing debate about `crying babies on planes. Employing Faircloughs (1993) Critical Discourse Analysis, we analysed the text, discursive practice, and socio cultural practice of online news sites. The analysis highlighted the opposing discourses about babies crying during a flight. Inherent in the blogs/comments were different perceptions of the problem (the baby, the parent, other passengers); the rights of each group of passengers; and the responsibilities/solutions to overcome the problem. Underlying the comments were issues relating to the individual versus the collective.
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