Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/19399
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
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Type: Article
Affiliation : Cyprus University of Technology 
Hellenic Open University 
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