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Gay and Lesbian Tourism

Chapter


Abstract


  • This article examines gay and lesbian tourism and its relationship with gay and lesbian cultures and identities. First, an explanation is provided for why travel for some people became an integral part of their sexuality from the Victorian era through to the present day. Second, a critical overview is given of the role of the gay and lesbian tourism industry in producing and reproducing gay and lesbian identities with a special focus on events and festivals. Finally, the concept of risk (cultural risk and medical risk) is explored within the context of gay and lesbian travel and tourism.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Edition


  • 2

Citation


  • Markwell, K. & Waitt, G. (2015). Gay and Lesbian Tourism. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (pp. 637-643). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780080970868

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85043444239

Book Title


  • International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences

Start Page


  • 637

End Page


  • 643

Place Of Publication


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Abstract


  • This article examines gay and lesbian tourism and its relationship with gay and lesbian cultures and identities. First, an explanation is provided for why travel for some people became an integral part of their sexuality from the Victorian era through to the present day. Second, a critical overview is given of the role of the gay and lesbian tourism industry in producing and reproducing gay and lesbian identities with a special focus on events and festivals. Finally, the concept of risk (cultural risk and medical risk) is explored within the context of gay and lesbian travel and tourism.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Edition


  • 2

Citation


  • Markwell, K. & Waitt, G. (2015). Gay and Lesbian Tourism. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (pp. 637-643). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780080970868

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85043444239

Book Title


  • International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences

Start Page


  • 637

End Page


  • 643

Place Of Publication


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands