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‘It’s Been Nice, but We’re Going Back to Our Lives’: Neo-Tribalism and the Role of Space in a Gay Resort

Vorobjovas-Pinta, O ORCID: 0000-0002-2666-9453 2018 , '‘It’s Been Nice, but We’re Going Back to Our Lives’: Neo-Tribalism and the Role of Space in a Gay Resort', in A Hardy and A Bennett and B Robards (eds.), Neo-tribes: Consumption, leisure and tourism , Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 71-87.

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Abstract

This chapter offers a review of gay holidays at a gay resort within the scope of neo-tribal theory. Focusing upon the underlying neo-tribal characteristics such as fluidity in membership, shared sentiment, rituals and symbols, this chapter emphasises the importance of space as a point of coherence around which neo-tribes form. The chapter argues that space acts as an agency to enable the aforementioned characteristics. A sense of belonging, connectedness and affinity are the paramount qualities that define the internally embedded culture within a neo-tribe. Vorobjovas-Pinta concludes that space is a fundamental converging characteristic required for a neo-tribe to exist. Space is elevated in its relationship to neo-tribes, in the sense that feelings of collective ownership by the tribe of space, are constitutive of tribal identity itself.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Vorobjovas-Pinta, O
Keywords: gay resort, gay tourism, gay travel, neo-tribes, space, travel behaviour, ethnography, critical studies
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-68207-5_5
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