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Unpacking Pride’s commodification through the encounter

de Jong, Anna (2017) Unpacking Pride’s commodification through the encounter Annals of Tourism Research, 63. pp. 128-139.

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Abstract

Debates complicating universal constructions of tourist commodification are far from new. Yet, within tourist studies distinctions continue to resurface that reify boundaries positioning processes of commodification as necessarily liberating, victimising or pathologising. Through these boundary making processes there is potential that the meanings, politics and memories of individuals, invested in experiences deemed ‘commodified’, become devalued as tourist scholars praise pre-commodified experience. This paper responds to these tensions through utilising a feminist embodied framework focused on the encounter. The paper troubles innate constructions of commodification, by showing how interpretation of commodification is spatially and socially specific to the moment of encounter. It is thus argued that analysis of the encounter offers a way to negotiate sponsorship requirements during event planning.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
de Jong, Annaa.dejong@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 4 February 2017
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.annals.2017.01.010
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords : Commodification; Pride; Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras; Sexuality; Festival; Encounter
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 12 Jul 2017 08:01
Last Modified : 12 Jul 2017 13:33
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/841599

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