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Author Bousiou, Pola, 1967- author

Title The nomads of Mykonos : performing liminalities in a 'queer' space / Pola Bousiou
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 308 pages)
Series New directions in anthropology ; v. 29
New directions in anthropology ; v. 29
Contents Mykonos : the building of a liminal space-myth -- Narratives of belonging : the myth of an 'indigenous' otherness -- Narratives of the self : an eccentric myth of otherness -- Narratives of place : a spatial myth of otherness -- Narratives of difference : an aesthetic myth of otherness
Summary This is the ethnography of the Mykoniots d'lection, a 'gang' of romantic adventurers who have been visiting the island of Mykonos for the last thirty-five years and have formed a community of dispersed friends. Their constant return to and insistence on working, acting and creating in a tourist space, offers them an extreme identity, which in turn is aesthetically marked by the transient cultural properties of Mykonos. Drawing semiotically from its ancient counterpart Delos, whose myth of emergence entails a spatial restlessness, contemporary Mykonos also acquires an idiosyncratic fluidity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-291) and index
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Subject Culture and tourism -- Greece -- Mykonos.
Ethnology -- Greece -- Mykonos.
Gays -- Travel -- Greece -- Mykonos.
Gays -- Greece -- Mykonos -- Social life and customs.
Geographical perception -- Greece -- Mykonos.
Group identity -- Greece -- Mykonos.
Mykonos (Greece) -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0857450689
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