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Tourism and COVID-19: Intimacy Transformed or Intimacy Interrupted?

Andrews, HJ Tourism and COVID-19: Intimacy Transformed or Intimacy Interrupted? Anthropology in Action. ISSN 1752-2285 (Accepted)

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Abstract

This article is a rumination on the ramifications of COVID-19 on practices of intimacy. In first exploring what intimacy is the article notes that what it means and how it is practiced varies depending on the social-cultural context and the protagonists involved. Taking the tourist as a central figure in a search for intimacy the article notes that this is predominately seen in relation to sexual encounters. These occur in both tourists’ encounters with otherness as well as in tourism settings where there is little interest in other cultures, Magaluf, Mallorca is one such example. In the light of lockdown and social distancing due to the global pandemic the article asks to what extent touristic practices of intimacy will be transformed as a result.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1601 Anthropology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G149 Travel. Voyages and travels (General) > G154.9 Travel and state. Tourism
Divisions: Doctoral Management Studies (new Sep 19)
Publisher: Berghahn Journals
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2020 11:37
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2020 11:45
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13521

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