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'I don't want to think I am a prostitute': embodied geographies of men, masculinities and clubbing in Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

Chapter


Abstract


  • Insights into the relations between men, masculinities, travel and the

    gay tourism industry are typically ethnocentric, privileging Western

    perspectives (Waitt and Markwell, 2006). Our chapter addresses this

    ethnocentric bias by focusing on the narratives of men who live their

    lives as Indonesians - particularly those who have migrated to Bali

    having learnt of the commercial gay venues in the district of Seminyak.

    Bali is still not an internationally-recognised 'gay destination' akin to

    Mykonos in Greece or Sitges in Spain, yet the district of Seminyak, over

    the past decade or so, has become increasingly popular as a tourist destination

    for predominantly mature gay men who live their lives as gay in

    Europe, North America and Australia.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Waitt , G. R. & Markwell, K. (2014). 'I don't want to think I am a prostitute': embodied geographies of men, masculinities and clubbing in Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia. In T. Thurnell-Read & M. Casey (Eds.), Men, Masculinities, Travel and Tourism (pp. 104-119). United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781137341457

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1512

Book Title


  • Men, Masculinities, Travel and Tourism

Start Page


  • 104

End Page


  • 119

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Insights into the relations between men, masculinities, travel and the

    gay tourism industry are typically ethnocentric, privileging Western

    perspectives (Waitt and Markwell, 2006). Our chapter addresses this

    ethnocentric bias by focusing on the narratives of men who live their

    lives as Indonesians - particularly those who have migrated to Bali

    having learnt of the commercial gay venues in the district of Seminyak.

    Bali is still not an internationally-recognised 'gay destination' akin to

    Mykonos in Greece or Sitges in Spain, yet the district of Seminyak, over

    the past decade or so, has become increasingly popular as a tourist destination

    for predominantly mature gay men who live their lives as gay in

    Europe, North America and Australia.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Waitt , G. R. & Markwell, K. (2014). 'I don't want to think I am a prostitute': embodied geographies of men, masculinities and clubbing in Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia. In T. Thurnell-Read & M. Casey (Eds.), Men, Masculinities, Travel and Tourism (pp. 104-119). United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781137341457

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1512

Book Title


  • Men, Masculinities, Travel and Tourism

Start Page


  • 104

End Page


  • 119

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom