Heterotopic erotic oases: the public nude beach experience

Andriotis, Konstantinos ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0960-0216 (2010) Heterotopic erotic oases: the public nude beach experience. Annals of Tourism Research, 37 (4) . pp. 1076-1096. ISSN 0160-7383 (doi:10.1016/j.annals.2010.04.003)

Abstract

Despite the importance of beaches for a broad spectrum of recreational activities, very little is known about the multitude of beach use in marginalized spaces offering a range of opportunities for transgressive behaviour. To explore the ways that the principles of Foucault’s heterotopia are articulated by users of a gay nude beach, functioning as an erotic oasis, this study adopted a covert ethnographic approach which involved non-participant observation. The results of the study offer a unique glimpse into the role of beach, body and sexuality in the tourism experience and unlock the complexities and entanglements engaged in deviant beach use.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 11962
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Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2013 10:14
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2019 16:13
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/11962

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