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Carnage! Coming to a town near you? Nightlife, uncivilised behaviour and the carnivalesque body

Hubbard, Philip (2013) Carnage! Coming to a town near you? Nightlife, uncivilised behaviour and the carnivalesque body. Leisure Studies, 32 (3). pp. 265-282. ISSN 0261-4367. (doi:10.1080/02614367.2011.633616) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Questions of embodiment are to be crucial in shaping the dynamics of social inclusion and exclusion. To explore the way that these dynamics shape the use of leisure spaces, this paper examines the mediation of Carnage UK events, organised mass student excursions around spaces of nightlife that have proved controversial in many British towns and cities. It is suggested in this paper that the discursive framing of Carnage UK events reflects specific social anxieties about disorderly bodies, invoking distinctions based on classed, sexed and gendered notions of respectability and desirability. Highlighting themes relating to carnivalesque and excessive bodies, it is concluded that conflicts over the use of leisure spaces need to be understood in relation to representations of specific social groups as figures of both desire and disgust. In making this argument, the paper alights on the student as a key figure in contemporary debates concerning nightlife, leisure and consumption. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/02614367.2011.633616
Uncontrolled keywords: carnivalesque bodies, civility, embodiment, leisure spaces, night-time economy, students, social exclusion, social inclusion, student, tourism, tourist behavior, United Kingdom
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2013 09:53 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36590 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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