Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

University of Queensland

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

Communications and Multimedia

RAS ID

708

Comments

This article was originally published as: Green, L. R. (2001). Hiding behind nakedness on the nude beach. Australian Journal of Communication, 28(3), 1-10.

Abstract

This paper draws upon a series of experiences between 1980-85, when I identified as a naturist during my summer holidays in Europe, and in a visit to Wreck Beach in Vancouver (where I felt very much at home). At the time, I was aware that nude beaches were much less threatening to me as a large woman than are conventional 'textile' beaches. This paper draws upon those experiences to theorise why this might be the case, and why I have been absent from beach culture for much of the past decade.

 
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