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Title: Co-performing tourism places: The "Pink Night" festival
Authors: Giovanardi, Massimo
Lucarelli, Andrea
Decosta, Patrick L’Espoir
First Published: Jan-2014
Publisher: Elsevier Masson
Citation: Annals of Tourism Research, 2014, 44 (1), pp. 102-115
Abstract: This paper adopts an ecological perspective to analyze the practices and processes inherent in encounters between residents and tourists. The study contributes to the literature on performance and performativity, seen as a novel theoretical approach in tourism studies, by proposing the concept of performative field, which enables a holistic and ecological consideration of the performances and relationships in tourism. This is in contrast with the binary logic emerging from the available studies, where confrontation between "hosts" and "guests" as two well-distinguished performative forces appears to be the norm. The study draws on non-representational theories and illustrates its arguments through an investigation of the "Pink Night" (La Notte Rosa), an annual festival staged along the Romagna coastal region - a most renowned Italian mass-tourism destination.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.annals.2013.09.004
ISSN: 0160-7383
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © the authors, 2013. After an embargo period this version will be an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License ( ), which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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