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"Everyday Life in the "Tourist Zone"

Holloway, D.J. and Holloway, D.A. (2011) "Everyday Life in the "Tourist Zone". M/C Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture, 14 (5). pp. 1-8.

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    Abstract

    This article makes a case for the everyday while on tour and argues that the ability to continue with everyday routines and social relationships, while at the same time moving through and staying in liminal or atypical zones of tourist locales, is a key part of some kinds of tourist experience. Based on ethnographic field research with grey nomads (retirees who take extended tours of Australia in caravans and motorhomes) everyday life while on tour is examined, specifically the overlap and intersection between the out-of-the-ordinary “tourist zone” and the ordinariness of the “everyday zone.”

    Publication Type: Journal Article
    Murdoch Affiliation: Murdoch Business School
    Publisher: Media and Culture
    Copyright: Media and Culture
    Notes: Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivatives 3.0 License.
    URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/6946
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