QUT Creative Industries on behalf of M/C Media and Culture
Faculty of Education and Arts
School of Communication and Arts
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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Holloway, D. J., & Holloway, D. (2011). Everyday life in the tourist zone. M/C Journal, 14(5). Available here