'I don't want to think I am a prostitute': embodied geographies of men, masculinities and clubbing in Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Insights into the relations between men, masculinities, travel and the gay tourism industry are typically ethnocentric, privileging Western perspectives (Waitt and Markwell, 2006). Our chapter addresses this ethnocentric bias by focusing on the narratives of men who live their lives as Indonesians - particularly those who have migrated to Bali having learnt of the commercial gay venues in the district of Seminyak. Bali is still not an internationally-recognised 'gay destination' akin to Mykonos in Greece or Sitges in Spain, yet the district of Seminyak, over the past decade or so, has become increasingly popular as a tourist destination for predominantly mature gay men who live their lives as gay in Europe, North America and Australia.
Waitt , G. R. & Markwell, K. (2014). 'I don't want to think I am a prostitute': embodied geographies of men, masculinities and clubbing in Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia. In T. Thurnell-Read & M. Casey (Eds.), Men, Masculinities, Travel and Tourism (pp. 104-119). United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.