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Deviance and risk on holiday : an ethnography of British tourists in Ibiza /
Daniel Briggs.
imprint
Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, c2013
description
viii, 256 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1137022396, 9781137022394
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imprint
Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, c2013
isbn
1137022396
9781137022394
contents note
1 Introduction -- 2 The Flexible but Entirely Serious Methodology -- 3 The Theoretical Framework for the Study -- 4 Ibiza : The Research Context -- 5 Goin' Ibiza : Home Lives and the Holiday Hype -- 6 Constructing Ibiza : The Holiday Career and Status Stratification -- 7 'You Can Be Who You Want to Be, Do What You Want to Do' : Identity and Unfreedom -- 8 The Political Economy: Consumerism and the Commodification of Everything -- 9 Capitalismo Extremo: Risk-Taking and Deviance in Context -- 10 Going Home ... Only to Come Back Out -- 11 Discussion and Conclusion -- 12 Meanwhile across the Mediterranean ... (or So Some Wish).
catalogue key
9029702
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-248) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Daniel Briggs is Reader in Criminology and Criminal Justice at University of East London. He is author of Crack Cocaine Users: High Society and Low Life in South London (2012), editor of The English Riots of 2011: A Summer of Discontent (2012) and co-author of Assessing the Use and Impact of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (2007).
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Daniel Briggs has written a brass-neck ethnography of young British holidaymakers on Ibiza, a global focus for hedonism and excess [...] The book is not an easy read. It is not pretty. It describes an episodic mindlessness that might help to explain the underpinnings of the riots of 2011. Sometimes described as a lost generation, this book shows that it is a generation which needs and deserves to be understood. Even so, it lifts the lid off something that you would probably rather not know about." - Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Pearson, University of London, UK "For forty years far too much sociology has celebrated consumer culture. This is contemporary ethnography of the highest standard. Daniel Briggs uses his considerable skills to reveal in stark clarity the 'dark side' of the holiday experience. Contributing to a gathering new wave of critical thought, this type of daring and honest study will once again make sociology real and politically inspiring." - Steve Hall, Teeside University, UK "Daniel Briggs has written a highly critical, unsettling yet humorous account of the dark underbelly of Ibiza [...] In this uncompromising ethnography Briggs brings us up close and personal with the blazing hedonism of a group of tourists who seem to have lost all sense of self-preservation amidst the corporate bars and nightclubs which shrewdly market, promote and capitalize on nightlife excess." - S├ębastien Tutenges, Aarhus University, Denmark "[...] Briggs' commitment to actually telling it like it is, and pushing past the redundant trope of organic cultures of resistance, suggests a return to the kinds of critical realism that sociology and criminology desperately needs [...] an outstanding study, and a valuable contribution to the field." - Simon Winlow, Teeside University, UK "The book tells us part of where we are in the aftermath of the orgy of globalisation." - Guy Standing, University of London, UK
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text steps inside the holiday experience of young British tourists in San Antonio, Ibiza. Briggs' ethnographic study reveals the ugly truth about how and why they get involved in deviance and risk-taking when they go abroad, driven by self validation and a commodified social context.
Long Description
This book represents the first attempt to step inside the holiday experience of young British tourists. Using ethnographic methods such as observation, open-ended interviewing and focus groups in San Antonio, Ibiza, this book reveals the ugly truth about 'how' and 'why' young Brits get involved in deviance and risk-taking when they go abroad, exploring vivid accounts of drug use, drug dealing, violence, prostitution, and injury. In contrast to existing knowledge and populist depictions, Briggs argues that the root of these behaviours is not pathological but rather it is more about how this social group have come to self validate what is expected of them in their leisure time and, as a consequence, how their attitudes are subtly guided and endorsed by the commodified social context of resorts which are only interested in making money at their expense. Exploring issues of youth culture, political economy, tourism and identity, this book will appeal to scholars in sociology, criminology, cultural studies, tourism and youth studies.
Main Description
This book represents the first attempt to step inside the holiday experience of young British tourists. Using ethnographic methods such as observation, open-ended interviewing and focus groups in San Antonio, Ibiza, this book reveals the ugly truth about how and why young Brits get involved in deviance and risk-taking when they go abroad, exploring vivid accounts of drug use, drug dealing, violence, prostitution, and injury.In contrast to existing knowledge and populist depictions, Briggs argues that the root of these behaviours is not pathological but rather it is more about how this social group have come to self validate what is expected of them in their leisure time and, as a consequence, how their attitudes are subtly guided and endorsed by the commodified social context of resorts which are only interested in making money at their expense. Exploring issues of youth culture, political economy, tourism and identity, this book will appeal to scholars in sociology, criminology, cultural studies, tourism and youth studies.
Main Description
This book represents the first attempt to step inside the holiday experience of young British tourists. Using ethnographic methods such as observation, open-ended interviewing and focus groups in San Antonio, Ibiza, this book reveals the ugly truth about 'how' and 'why' young Brits get involved in deviance and risk-taking when they go abroad, exploring vivid accounts of drug use, drug dealing, violence, prostitution, and injury.In contrast to existing knowledge and populist depictions, Briggs argues that the root of these behaviours is not pathological but rather it is more about how this social group have come to self validate what is expected of them in their leisure time and, as a consequence, how their attitudes are subtly guided and endorsed by the commodified social context of resorts which are only interested in making money at their expense. Exploring issues of youth culture, political economy, tourism and identity, this book will appeal to scholars in sociology, criminology, cultural studies, tourism and youth studies.
Main Description
This book represents the first attempt to step inside the holiday experience of young British tourists. Using ethnographic methods such as observation, open-ended interviewing and focus groups in San Antonio, Ibiza, this book reveals the ugly truth about 'how' and 'why' young Brits get involved in deviance and risk-taking when they go abroad, exploring vivid accounts of drug use, drug dealing, violence, prostitution, and injury.In contrast to existing knowledge and populist depictions, Briggs argues that the root of these behaviours is not pathological but rather it is more about how this social group have come to self validate what is expected of them in their leisure time and, as a consequence, how their attitudes are subtly guided and endorsed by the commodified social context of resorts which are only interested in making money at their expense.Exploring issues of youth culture, political economy, tourism and identity, this book will appeal to scholars in sociology, criminology, cultural studies, tourism and youth studies.
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Flexible but Entirely Serious Methodologyp. 16
The Theoretical Framework for the Studyp. 27
Ibiza: The Research Contextp. 40
Goin' Ibiza: Home Lives and the Holiday Hypep. 52
Constructing Ibiza: The Holiday Career and Status Stratificationp. 77
'You Can Be Who You Want to Be, Do What You Want to Do': Identity and Unfreedomp. 97
The Political Economy: Consumerism and the Commodification of Everythingp. 123
Capitalismo Extremo: Risk-Taking and Deviance in Contextp. 159
Going Home … Only to Come Back Outp. 188
Discussion and Conclusionp. 207
Meanwhile across the Mediterranean … (or So Some Wish)p. 230
Notesp. 239
Glossaryp. 241
Referencesp. 243
Indexp. 249
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