Performing tourism: Exploring the productive consumption of tourism in enclavic spaces

Jordan, F. (2008) Performing tourism: Exploring the productive consumption of tourism in enclavic spaces. International journal of tourism research, 10 (4). pp. 293-304. ISSN 1522-1970

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jtr.662

Abstract

In this paper the interactive nature of touristic encounters in enclavic spaces is explored. Drawing on concepts of tourism as performative practice, it examines tourist experience as a form of productive consumption in which holidays are shaped by interactions with both those working in tourism and other tourists. The discussion draws on data gathered in semi-structured interviews carried out with 39 solo female tourists from the UK. The fi ndings of this study suggest that the sexualised performances of tourism employees and of different groups of tourists in the physical, temporal and social contexts of the holiday have the power to render such spaces inclusive or exclusionary.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:performance, tourism, solo female travellers, productive consumption
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Business Management
ID Code:16150
Deposited By: Dr F. Jordan
Deposited On:07 Dec 2011 12:28
Last Modified:12 Aug 2013 08:06

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