Introduction: Foreign travel, transnational sex, and transformations of heterosexualities

Frohlick, Susan, Dragojlovic, Ana and Piscitelli, Adriana (2015) Introduction: Foreign travel, transnational sex, and transformations of heterosexualities. Gender, Place and Culture, 23 2: 235-242. doi:10.1080/0966369X.2015.1034999

Author Frohlick, Susan
Dragojlovic, Ana
Piscitelli, Adriana
Title Introduction: Foreign travel, transnational sex, and transformations of heterosexualities
Journal name Gender, Place and Culture   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-0524
Publication date 2015-05-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/0966369X.2015.1034999
Volume 23
Issue 2
Start page 235
End page 242
Total pages 8
Place of publication Abingdon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Transformation of heterosexuality in the context of transnational mobility has been much neglected in the scholarly literature. In this themed issue we bring together four articles to contribute to the debates about negotiations of heterosexual sexual relations and practices between European and North American women and local men at holiday destinations. The focus is on Euro-North American women's performances of heterosexuality as bound up with gender, race, age, and nationality. Each article uses ethnographic methods to demonstrate how transformation of heterosexuality is spatially and culturally contingent and contested in relation to normative expectations of heterosexual love, sex, and romance regulating women's sexuality both in the women travellers' home countries and in the destination of the encounters. More broadly, articles in this themed issue contribute to the emerging literature aiming to re-think heterosexualities.
Keyword women's travel
transnational intimacies
non-normative heterosexualities
sexual economies
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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