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Title: Heterotopic erotic oases. The public nude beach experience
Authors: Andriotis, Konstantinos
Keywords: Beach experience;Erotic oasis;Gay space;Heterotopia;Nudism;Sexual body
Category: Sociology
Field: Social Sciences
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Source: Annals of Tourism Research, 2010, Volume 37, Issue 4, Pages 1076–1096.
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. Keywords: heterotopia, erotic oasis, beach experience, nudism, gay space, sexual body.
ISSN: 01607383
Rights: © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Type: Article
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