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Gay neo-tribes: Exploration of travel behaviour and space

Vorobjovas-Pinta, O ORCID: 0000-0002-2666-9453 2018 , 'Gay neo-tribes: Exploration of travel behaviour and space' , Annals of Tourism Research, vol. 72 , pp. 1-10 , doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2018.05.008.

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This research seeks to understand space as a point of coherence around which neo-tribes form. In doing so, it draws upon neo-tribalism as a way to conceptualise belonging, connectedness, and affinity. Using ethnographic methods including semi-structured interviews and participant observation, this research investigates whether gay travellers experience a sense of connectedness to other gay travellers, certain spaces, and specific activities in relation to their sexual identities. Space becomes a connective thread and a point of coherence around which neo-tribes form. Findings reveal that space acts as a performance site, where the collective neo-tribal identity can be manifested.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Vorobjovas-Pinta, O
Keywords: gay travel, neo-tribes, space, travel behaviour, ethnography, critical studies
Journal or Publication Title: Annals of Tourism Research
Publisher: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
ISSN: 0160-7383
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.annals.2018.05.008
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