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The Coalescence of the LGBTQI+ Neo-tribes During the Pride Events

Vorobjovas-Pinta, O ORCID: 0000-0002-2666-9453 and Lewis, C 2021 , 'The Coalescence of the LGBTQI+ Neo-tribes During the Pride Events', in C Pforr and R Dowling and M Volgger (eds.), Consumer Tribes in Tourism Contemporary: Perspectives on Special-Interest Tourism , Springer, Singapore, pp. 69-81.

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Pride events have transformed from being protests to becoming celebrations of diversity. As a social phenomenon, such events represent the collective interests of the LGBTQI+ communities and the individual agendas of the gender and sexually diverse groups that are part of the LGBTQI+ acronym. This chapter examines pride events by applying a neo-tribal theory perspective based on the four characteristics of neo-tribes being: fluidity in membership; shared sentiment; rituals and symbols; and space. It is argued that while the LGBTQI+ communities together represent a neo-tribe with a unified purpose, the individual communities form subtribes and provide a unique interpretation based on their sexual and gender identity. Using a participant observation approach, this chapter presents a discussion on the interplay between sub-tribes and the overall neo-tribe that coalesce together to construct a pride event, its holistic message and the experiences therein.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Vorobjovas-Pinta, O and Lewis, C
Keywords: neo-tribal theory, LGBTQI+, pride, neo-tribes, sub-tribes, participant observation
Publisher: Springer
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/978-981-15-7150-3
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