A backpacker habitus: the body and dress, embodiment and the self

Authors: O'Regan, M.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/23321/

Journal: Annals of Leisure Research

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles

ISSN: 2159-6816

DOI: 10.1080/11745398.2016.1159138

As all cultures ‘dress’ the body through clothing, tattooing and other forms of body adornment such as cosmetics, dress offers a useful lens through which to explore the ways in which identities are constituted in modern leisure and tourism cultures. An analysis of the dress and embodied subjectivity of western backpackers in Nepal finds that dress is constitutive of self-identity and the ways backpackers imagine themselves. This study argues that dress remains an important aspect of a secondary socialization that, in an evolving process, leads to specific (western) backpacker habitus. The use of Pierre Bourdieu as a theoretical resource unravels the relationship between body and dress, embodiment and the self and shows how dress embellishes the body by adding an array of meanings within backpacking culture.

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Authors: O'Regan, M.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/23321/

Journal: Annals of Leisure Research

Volume: 19

Issue: 3

Pages: 329-346

eISSN: 2159-6816

ISSN: 1174-5398

DOI: 10.1080/11745398.2016.1159138

© 2016 Australia and New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies. As all cultures ‘dress’ the body through clothing, tattooing and other forms of body adornment such as cosmetics, dress offers a useful lens through which to explore the ways in which identities are constituted in modern leisure and tourism cultures. An analysis of the dress and embodied subjectivity of western backpackers in Nepal finds that dress is constitutive of self-identity and the ways backpackers imagine themselves. This study argues that dress remains an important aspect of a secondary socialization that, in an evolving process, leads to specific (western) backpacker habitus. The use of Pierre Bourdieu as a theoretical resource unravels the relationship between body and dress, embodiment and the self and shows how dress embellishes the body by adding an array of meanings within backpacking culture.

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Authors: O'Regan, M.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/23321/

Journal: ANNALS OF LEISURE RESEARCH

Volume: 19

Issue: 3

Pages: 329-346

eISSN: 2159-6816

ISSN: 1174-5398

DOI: 10.1080/11745398.2016.1159138

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