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The Place of the Family in Tourism Research: Domesticity and thick sociality by the pool

Obrador Pons, Pau (2012) The Place of the Family in Tourism Research: Domesticity and thick sociality by the pool. Annals of Tourism Research, 39 (1). pp. 401-420. ISSN 0160-7383

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This article is concerned with the place of the family in tourism research. In an attempt at situating tourism theory, three discourses of tourism are examined in order to see what kind of articulations of the familiar they epitomize. This article is also concerned with developing theoretical constructs that are sensitive to the familiar character of tourism. Making space for the family in tourism research requires the reappraisal of domesticity and thick sociality in tourism. The article makes references to research on mass tourism in Menorca to discuss the implications of the re-socialization of tourism theory. The idealized notions of the nuclear family that are formed and performed on coastal resorts are contrasted to the complex realities of family life.

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Depositing User: Pau Obrador Pons


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Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2012 16:32
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 09:04


Author: Pau Obrador Pons

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Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism > Sunderland Law School


Tourism > Tourism

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