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Gay neo-tribes: Exploration of travel behaviour and space


Vorobjovas-Pinta, O, Gay neo-tribes: Exploration of travel behaviour and space, Annals of Tourism Research, 72 pp. 1-10. ISSN 0160-7383 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.annals.2018.05.008


This research seeks to understand space as a point of coherence around which neo-tribes form. In doing so, it draws upon neo-tribalism as a way to conceptualise belonging, connectedness, and affinity. Using ethnographic methods including semi-structured interviews and participant observation, this research investigates whether gay travellers experience a sense of connectedness to other gay travellers, certain spaces, and specific activities in relation to their sexual identities. Space becomes a connective thread and a point of coherence around which neo-tribes form. Findings reveal that space acts as a performance site, where the collective neo-tribal identity can be manifested.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords: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:126417
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:25
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2018-06-11
Last Modified:2018-12-05

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