Gay Tourism: Culture and Context
The gay tourism industry—a progressive social force or a pull towards an oppressive status quo?
The pink tourism dollar is now recognized as a highly profitable niche of the tourism market. Gay Tourism: Culture and Context critically investigates the emergence of a commercial gay tourism industry for male clients, the way it is organized, and how the tourism industry promotes cities, resorts, and nations as ’gay’ destinations. This careful examination critically questions the social, political, and cultural implications regarding relationships between gay tourism, Western gay male culture, the erotic, sexual politics, and sexual diversity.
Gay Tourism: Culture and Context begins by detailing how travel often enabled the expression of Western same-sex male desire in the nineteenth century and then charts the
emergence of a Western gay tourism industry in the late twentieth century. A critical analysis is given of gay guidebooks and erotic videos that help to establish and maintain destinations as seemingly gay utopias, including Hawaii and the Greek island Mykonos. Carefull consideration
as to debates about how the gay tourism industry operates in the context of questions regarding the globalization of sexuality, sexual citizenship and place-marketing of (homo)sexualised cities. The text includes an extensive bibliography plus several photographs, charts, and figures to
clearly present concepts and ideas.
Topics in Gay Tourism: Culture and Context include:
Ce spun oamenii - Scrieți o recenzie
Nu am găsit nicio recenzie în locurile obișnuite.
Chapter 1 Mapping the Terrain of Gay Tourism
Chapter 2 Charting the Emergence of Gay Tourism
Spatial and Social Discourses of Gay Tourism Travelogues
Chapter 4 Touring the Heterosexual Nation
Chapter 5 Touring the Sexualized City
Alte ediții - Afișați-le pe toate
Accessed Amsterdam Australia bodies Cayman Islands celebration circuit party city’s closet colonial commercial conceptualized constructed context cruising dance parties discourses economic Egyptian encounters erotic ethnicity events and festivals fantasies Gay and Lesbian gay community gay culture Gay Day Gay Games Gay Guide gay identity gay male gay pornography gay Pride gay space gay tour gay tourism gay tourism destinations gay tourism industry gay travel gay village gay-friendly gayness gender global gay Hawai’i Hawai’ian heteronormative heterosexual homoeroticism homophobia homosexual imagined International Gay island Jamaican leisure spaces lesbian lesbian and gay Lesbian Mardi Gras London Mardi Gras marketing masculinity men’s metropolitan gay Mykonos narratives non-Western nongay tourists organizations participants particular pitch political portrayed positioned post-Soviet Pride events Pride parades queer Russian same-sex desires San Francisco scripted sexual identities sexual minorities social Spartacus spatial special events tion travel guides venues videos visibility Waitt Western gay York