Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

University of Queensland

Faculty

Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

School of 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. Original article available here.

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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