Young women and their physical appearance on holiday

DSpace/Manakin Repository

Search OPUS


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Small, J
dc.contributor.editor Crispin, S
dc.contributor.editor Dunn, A
dc.contributor.editor Fishwick, S
dc.contributor.editor Franklin, A
dc.contributor.editor Hanson, D
dc.contributor.editor Reiser, D
dc.contributor.editor Shipway, R
dc.contributor.editor Wells, M
dc.contributor.editor Baxter, C
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:11:25Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Annual Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education, 2010, pp. 1 - 21
dc.identifier.isbn 978 1 86295 560 8
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/16659
dc.description.abstract While it is acknowledged that the tourist experience is embodied, few researchers have considered how physical appearance is experienced on holiday. The present study employed the research method, memory-work, to examine how a group of young Australian women felt about their physical appearance on holiday. The study explored whether the holiday was a site in which the women could escape the traditional feminised ideal. The findings suggested that the importance of physical appearance was related to the holiday context (destination and type of holiday) and the people in that context. The womens perceptions of themselves were formed through reflected appraisal, social comparison and feedback. It was clear that the women felt positive about their appearance when they were toned, tanned and dressed appropriately. Self esteem was lowered when women felt that they did not fit their ideal image. Most memories involved the reinforcement rather than the resistance of the dominant social message of the ideal feminised identity. The negative experiences suggest that women continue to experience inadequacy of their body especially when exposed on the beach. Despite feminist gains in other areas of womens lives, for the women in this study, the dominant image of the body is still oppressive.
dc.publisher CAUTHE
dc.title Young women and their physical appearance on holiday
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Annual Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Hobart, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 21 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education annual conference
dc.for 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience
dc.personcode 940007
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education annual conference en_US
dc.date.activity 20110208 en_US
dc.date.activity 2011-02-08
dc.location.activity Hobart en_US
dc.description.keywords en_US
dc.description.keywords Science & Technology
dc.description.keywords Life Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.description.keywords Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems
dc.description.keywords Nursing
dc.description.keywords Cardiovascular System & Cardiology
dc.description.keywords CARDIAC & CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS
dc.description.keywords NURSING, SCI
dc.description.keywords NURSING, SSCI
dc.description.keywords angioplasty
dc.description.keywords clinical practice nursing research
dc.description.keywords questionnaires
dc.description.keywords standards
dc.description.keywords transluminal percutaneous coronary
dc.description.keywords CLINICAL-PRACTICE GUIDELINES
dc.description.keywords ARTERIAL SHEATH REMOVAL
dc.description.keywords MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION
dc.description.keywords RANDOMIZED-TRIAL
dc.description.keywords HOSPITAL STAY
dc.description.keywords HEART-DISEASE
dc.description.keywords DEPRESSION
dc.description.keywords RECOMMENDATIONS
dc.description.keywords OUTPATIENT
dc.description.keywords AMBULATION
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/School of Management
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history School of Management (ID: 329)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record