Deviance and Risk on Holiday

An Ethnography of British Tourists in Ibiza

  • Daniel Briggs

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 239-256

About this book


This book represents the first attempt to step inside the holiday experience of young British tourists in San Antonio, Ibiza. Briggs' ethnographic study reveals the ugly truth about how and why they get involved in deviance and risk-taking when they go abroad, driven by self validation and a commodified social context.


Youth Ibiza deviance consumerism sociology hedonism economy Ethnographic Study ethnography identity methodology

Authors and affiliations

  • Daniel Briggs
    • 1
  1. 1.University of East LondonUK

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