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Neo-tribalism and ritualised behaviour in a gay resort


Vorobjovas-Pinta, O, Neo-tribalism and ritualised behaviour in a gay resort, Time for big ideas? Re-thinking the field for tomorrow: Book of Abstracts of the 27th Annual Conference, 07-10 February 2017, Dunedin, New Zealand, pp. 110. ISBN 978-0-473-38824-9 (2017) [Conference Extract]

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This working paper reviews gay holidays at a gay resort within the scope of neo-tribal theory. Furthermore, drawing upon the findings, this study unpacks the theoretical implications arising from the notion of (un)fixed boundaries between the ‘unreal’ – neo-tribal – and ‘real’ – post-tribal – worlds. Additionally, through this research it has been posited that the status of being outside the neo-tribal context, and yet with a reference to the inside, denotes the inherent membership and affinity with a particular neo-tribe, which ultimately transcends gay holidaymakers’ dichotomised worlds.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:gay tourism, neo-tribal theory, tourist behaviour, gay resort, ethnography
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:Socio-cultural issues in tourism
UTAS Author:Vorobjovas-Pinta, O (Dr Oscar Vorobjovas-Pinta)
ID Code:118451
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2017-07-12
Last Modified:2017-07-12

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