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Neo-tribes and Antarctic expedition cruise ship tourists


Kriwoken, L and Hardy, A, Neo-tribes and Antarctic expedition cruise ship tourists, Annals of Leisure Research, 21, (2) pp. 161-177. ISSN 1174-5398 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2017 Australia and New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies

DOI: doi:10.1080/11745398.2017.1286512


Recent research has explored the size and nature of the cruise ship industry and to a lesser extent the impacts of social interaction upon the experiences of individuals while cruising. However, there is little research that examines the performative aspects of social groups that form as a result of social interaction. Using a neo-tribal lens, we examine this phenomenon in the context of passengers on board an Antarctic expedition cruise ship. The neo-tribal lens offers insights into the lifestyles, sense of belonging, rituals and meeting places that form amongst groups of passengers. This research progresses the conceptualization of neo-tribes by suggesting that neo-tribes are a phenomenon that may occur in confined, liminal places. In doing so it advances an understanding of the outcomes of the cruise ship experience by looking past individualistic outcomes, to the behavioural aspects that can result from undertaking a cruise ship holiday in Antarctica.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Antarctica, tourism, neo-tribes, cruise ships, social interaction
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Tourist behaviour and visitor experience
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism services
Objective Field:Tourism services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kriwoken, L (Dr Lorne Kriwoken)
UTAS Author:Hardy, A (Associate Professor Anne Hardy)
ID Code:114327
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2017-02-12
Last Modified:2019-04-17

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