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The Coalescence of the LGBTQI+ Neo-tribes During the Pride Events


Vorobjovas-Pinta, O and Lewis, C, The Coalescence of the LGBTQI+ Neo-tribes During the Pride Events, Consumer Tribes in Tourism Contemporary: Perspectives on Special-Interest Tourism, Springer, C Pforr, R Dowling, and M Volgger (ed), Singapore, pp. 69-81. ISBN 9789811571497 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-981-15-7150-3


Pride events have transformed from being protests to becoming celebrations of diversity. As a social phenomenon, such events represent the collective interests of the LGBTQI+ communities and the individual agendas of the gender and sexually diverse groups that are part of the LGBTQI+ acronym. This chapter examines pride events by applying a neo-tribal theory perspective based on the four characteristics of neo-tribes being: fluidity in membership; shared sentiment; rituals and symbols; and space. It is argued that while the LGBTQI+ communities together represent a neo-tribe with a unified purpose, the individual communities form subtribes and provide a unique interpretation based on their sexual and gender identity. Using a participant observation approach, this chapter presents a discussion on the interplay between sub-tribes and the overall neo-tribe that coalesce together to construct a pride event, its holistic message and the experiences therein.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:neo-tribal theory, LGBTQI+, pride, neo-tribes, sub-tribes, participant observation
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Impacts of tourism
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:148839
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Sociology and Criminology
Deposited On:2022-02-16
Last Modified:2022-07-15

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