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|Title:||Sharing economy: peer-to-peer accommodation as a foucauldian heterotopia||Authors:||Farmaki, Anna
Stergiou, Dimitrios P.
Christou, Prokopis A.
|Major Field of Science:||Social Sciences||Field Category:||Economics and Business||Keywords:||Airbnb;Foucault;Heterotopia;Peer-to-peer accommodation;Sharing economy;Space||Issue Date:||2020||Source:||Tourism Review, 2020||Journal:||Tourism Review||Abstract:||Purpose: This study aims to use Foucault’s theory of heterotopian space to interpret peer-to-peer (P2P) accommodation experiences by considering the perceptions of Airbnb hosts and guests. Design/methodology/approach: Data for this study were collected through the use of semi-structured interviews with Airbnb hosts and guests of different cultural backgrounds. Findings: Informed by Foucault’s heterotopology, study findings identify and discuss the spatial dimensions at the micro-scale that distinguish P2P accommodation space from traditional hospitality spaces, arguing that P2P accommodation represents an interstitial space within the tourism system that triggers a reordering of resources, skills and meanings. Originality/value: The paper introduces a cutting-edge perspective on how P2P accommodation spatiality may be viewed or approached in a meaningfully different manner, particularly advancing knowledge on how prescribed roles and practices in hospitality are being redefined.||URI:||https://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/19399||ISSN:||1660-5373||DOI:||10.1108/TR-08-2019-0354||Rights:||© Emerald
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|Type:||Article||Affiliation :||Cyprus University of Technology
Hellenic Open University
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