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‘It’s Been Nice, but We’re Going Back to Our Lives’: Neo-Tribalism and the Role of Space in a Gay Resort


Vorobjovas-Pinta, O, It's Been Nice, but We're Going Back to Our Lives': Neo-Tribalism and the Role of Space in a Gay Resort, Neo-tribes: Consumption, leisure and tourism, Palgrave Macmillan, A Hardy, A Bennett, and B Robards (ed), Cham, pp. 71-87. ISBN 978-3-319-68206-8 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-68207-5_5


This chapter offers a review of gay holidays at a gay resort within the scope of neo-tribal theory. Focusing upon the underlying neo-tribal characteristics such as fluidity in membership, shared sentiment, rituals and symbols, this chapter emphasises the importance of space as a point of coherence around which neo-tribes form. The chapter argues that space acts as an agency to enable the aforementioned characteristics. A sense of belonging, connectedness and affinity are the paramount qualities that define the internally embedded culture within a neo-tribe. Vorobjovas-Pinta concludes that space is a fundamental converging characteristic required for a neo-tribe to exist. Space is elevated in its relationship to neo-tribes, in the sense that feelings of collective ownership by the tribe of space, are constitutive of tribal identity itself.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:gay resort, gay tourism, gay travel, neo-tribes, space, travel behaviour, ethnography, critical studies
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:125165
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2018-04-04
Last Modified:2018-12-04

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