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It shows that although the people are running further away from the danger, it is still getting closer towards them. This emphasized the power of the Officer and the vulnerability of the migrants. All rights reserved. Introduction cised language. Yet, whilst this sexualised marketing of tourism has been the focus of some research e.
Discourses of sexual and airports. Such encounters may be deliberately encounters and sensuality both frequently frame the orchestrated or they may be enjoyed as incidental marketing of contemporary hotels and tourist resorts, engagements, which puncture the otherwise mundane often implying the promise of risk, novelty and predictability of everyday life.
Pritchard , adventures. Pritchard, N. It business activity and much hotel work is hard, repetitive should be emphasised, however that this is clearly an and can often be poorly paid.
Cultural and feminist geographers have argued for some time that there are no politically neutral 2. Space, liminality and travel spaces and much work has focused for example on the ways in which places are heterosexualised e. Yet social structures, experiences and identities e. In new research horizons. Spaces mean different things to different people research agenda which involves detailed research into at different times and represent, reinforce, idealise and issues of power, identity and sexuality in hospitality naturalise socio-cultural power relations.
Shields , p. Moreover, whilst Shields , p. Yet boundary or threshold, has been used in a variety of the hotel differs from the liminal space of the beach as it social and cultural contexts.
Yet, whilst the hotel is subject to the liminal experience is the metaphorical crossing of some same laws and mores which govern our lives elsewhere, imagined spatial or temporal threshold. This is no doubt in part social and cultural constraints. Liminal spaces are borderlands between between, neither land nor sea, where the normal social the mundane and the extraordinary, they are places conventions need not apply.
Since sociology e. At the space in motion between points of departure and arrival same time as hotels have been subjected to this which offered the opportunity for risk and sexual dominating epistemology by hospitality research, their adventure for some and yet was simultaneously clearly existence as imagined, produced, consumed and con- a threatening and dangerous place for others. As a criminals, all of whom rubbed shoulders with the result, the conceptual power of the hotel as a social everyday travelling public Bailey, On this basis, construction continues to be treated in cavalier fashion we need to appreciate that the concept of liminality by theoretical constructs, which fail to tie it to space, should be problematised to recognise context and to history or identity.
The hotel in the western social imagination protean. Differentially empowered, socially positioned and embodied people interact to construct and consume Hotels occupy a fascinating place in the social spaces and whilst liminal places are typically associated imagination of the West, in many ways they are with freedom, our gender, race, sexuality and embodi- synonymous with sex, romance and adventure—linked ment all combine to constrain or empower our every in popular culture with clandestine meetings of spies and experience and perception of such places.
Thus, the lovers, with wedding nights, honeymoons and illicit or intimacy and anonymity of the 19th-century railway transitory sexual assignations. In the same way, the or photograph of a celebrity caught in the act. On where undress is the norm. Thus, a liminal, threshold many levels hotels have been constructed as realms of place may offer freedom for some, but unease, fantasy, oases of freedom away from the familiar where constraint or even threat for others. Adultery was cited in a explore issues of spatiality e.
Jameson, , such is third of divorce cases at this time and evidence from the invisibility of hotels in tourism studies that the most hotel registers were used to prove association, inclina- recent at the time of writing and one of the most tion and opportunity Shields, Arguably, sex has also the freedom for fantasy, imagination and adven- always been part of tourism and in many tourist resorts ture.
The sensual and sexual fashion; an advertisement for the ritual conventions of that pre-eminent tourism site—the Royal Peacock Hotel in Singapore reads: beach—and the bodies on display there also interpellate a sexualised subjectivity Desmond, and tourism is The staff of the Royal Peacock Hotel. Certainly, sex is written into the Hotel are no longer of the kind that dispenses certain aspirations and practices of tourists and, since Western personal services.
A brothel before, a hotel now. In the p. In con- Sex, The following advertisement for the Phuket temporary tourist resorts undress, nakedness and bodily Banyan Tree Hotel is just one of many which exposure extends from topless bathing on the beach to encapsulate such discourses: the revealing club wear of the bars and discos. Group Phuket. Transitions and transgressions the tourism experience. In the UK there has recently been a spate of television documentaries e. Siese, It is not , p.
Channel Five Hotel Sex Documentary.
As one employee commented in a recent television them from norms of etiquette and decency imposed at documentary: other times. Please have that something strange occurs to guests as soon as two. I was standing over him [the chef] while he was they check into the hotel.
For some reason, even if in whipping this cream because I was getting quite y real life they are perfectly well mannered, decent ooh this is fun. We stood together making this whipped as they spin through the revolving hotel doors the cream—the two of us getting this excitement of it. I normal rules of behaviour no longer seem to apply.
Their rules of the end of the corridor because I wanted to see engagement change. Ten per cent of guests order pay-per- and to do things they would not normally do; it is a view movies and many more smuggle things into—and place where people of different social positions can form out of—their rooms. We I have been working in hotels long enough now not to are all constantly being scrutinised, we are always being judge people on appearancesy.
In fact, this was the case with over a half overlain by what Jordan , p. A number of authors e. Ryan active, In this sense, hotels cannot only surveillance of self. She describes how women travelling be sites of individual transgression, but also of tolerated alone actively adopt strategies to reclaim such sexualised or even condoned illicit activity. The hotel 5. But can be interpreted not simply as liminal spaces, but also as workplaces, hotels also traverse many different social contested spaces, where employees and guests are positionings and the boundaries between staff and subject to surveillance and scrutiny, despite the dis- guests are often crossed.
Gerrier and Adib b, p.
As one ment programmes or research agendas. Whilst the need for such research is clear from a Such communication can be misinterpreted by differences. Indeed, the dominant manage- aspect of the service delivery and staffs are smaller.
If, as we suggest above, work? This harassment can take the form of verbal makes unwanted advances. Gerrier b, p. However, the kinds of kinesic cues which 6. Some guests may seek transgressive behaviours Foucault, and whilst sexual encounters with each other, in extreme cases they they promise freedom and anonymity, they are also may harass the staff and in many cases they engage in places of constraint, of formal surveillance in the shape petty theft and excessive behaviours.
On of liminality itself need to be broadened and deepened. It has been suggested that and there remains a paucity of empirical study of the a characteristic of tourism is freedom from surveillance extent and nature of the symbolism and meaning of Franklin, , yet arguably surveillance issues are these threshold spaces.
The conceptualisation of liminality in terms of advance from the idea that the hotel is merely a built space and behaviour thus needs to embrace the cultural environment with a physical location.
One of the major consequences of information and communications contributions of this paper therefore is its call to explore technologies ICT ; liminality is bound up with freedom the spatiality of the hotel in order to analyse how of expression and action, yet we know that tourists are interior and exterior hotel spaces are made through increasingly subject to the disciplinary gaze Foucault, social relations and how social relations are in turn Draw- stically examine what might otherwise seem to be diverse ing on the work of Lefebvre and Jameson , research interests under these three conceptual cate- amongst others, such studies could analyse the hotel as a gories.
Sexual work and the employment of women in the service industries.