Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

QUT Creative Industries on behalf of M/C Media and Culture

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Communication and Arts

RAS ID

12822

Comments

This article was originally published as: Holloway, D. J., & Holloway, D. (2011). Everyday life in the tourist zone. M/C Journal, 14(5). Original article available here

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.”

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