Sun, surf, sex, and the everyday

Subverting the tourist gaze with Gold Coast narrative fiction

Authored by: Kelly Palmer

The Routledge Handbook of Popular Culture and Tourism

Print publication date:  June  2018
Online publication date:  July  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138678354
eBook ISBN: 9781315559018
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Appearance—something that can be seen or heard by others as well as ourselves—constitutes reality. Compared with the reality which comes from being seen and heard, even the greatest forces of intimate life—the passions of the heart, the thoughts of the mind, the delights of the sense—lead an uncertain, shadowy kind of existence unless and until they are transformed, deprivatized and de-individualized, as it were, into a shape to fit them for public appearance.

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