Heterotopic erotic oases - the public nude beach experience

Andriotis, Konstantinos (2010) Heterotopic erotic oases - the public nude beach experience. Annals of Tourism Research, 37 (4). pp. 1076-1096. ISSN 0160-7383

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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
Keywords (uncontrolled): heterotopia, erotic oasis, beach experience, nudism, gay space, sexual body
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 13222
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Depositing User: Konstantinos Andriotis
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2014 08:34
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:30
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/13222

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