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Touring the Regions (Dis) Uniting the Kingdom on Holiday

Andrews, HJ (2017) Touring the Regions (Dis) Uniting the Kingdom on Holiday. Journeys, 18 (1). pp. 79-106. ISSN 1465-2609

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Abstract

This article is concerned with social constructions of identity as they are manifest in the charter tourism resorts of Magaluf and Palmanova on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. Based on ethnographic fieldwork involving periods of participant observation, the article highlights the ways in which mediators of tourists’ experiences feed into and off ideas of national identity and how these are practiced, consumed, and performed as an effervescent Britishness. At the same time, the article explores the ways in which this Britishness is informed by regional identities and differences linked to senses of self. The article highlights issues relating to social cohesion at a broad level in society, which has implications for inclusivity at a time when, post-Brexit referendum, these issues appear ever more urgent.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedited version of an article published in Journeys. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Andrews, H. Touring the Regions (Dis) Uniting the Kingdom on Holiday. Journeys; 1st June 2017, pp 79-106, is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/jys.2017.180104 - See more at: http://journals.berghahnbooks.com/authors/own-articles#sthash.hBEzUaXb.dpuf
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1506 Tourism, 2005 Literary Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G149 Travel. Voyages and travels (General) > G154.9 Travel and state. Tourism
Divisions: School of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition
Publisher: Berghahn Journals
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 08:22
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 08:22
DOI or Identification number: 10.3167/jys.2017.180104
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6715

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