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Spanish SpacesLandscape, Space and Place in Contemporary Spanish Culture$
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Ann Davies

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318221

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317750

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Coasting: tourism and landscape

Coasting: tourism and landscape

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(p.120) Chapter Seven Coasting: tourism and landscape
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Spanish Spaces
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317750.007

This chapter sets women in a complex relation with tourism in terms of sex and work. It specifically analyses Marta Balletbò-Coll's Costa Brava, Icíar Bollaín's Hola, ¿estás sola? and Pablo Berger's Torremolinos 73. These films reveals that tourism has a local dimension that renders Spain's tourist sites as localised in time and space. However, the blurring of the distinction between place and non-place is readily evident in these particular films. The tourist labour in these films is carried out in order to satisfy other people but not oneself. This chapter shows the differences between the films, revealing the fulfilment of Spanish female desire in spatial terms.

Keywords:   tourism, sex, work, Marta Balletbò-Coll, Costa Brava, Icíar Bollaín, Hola, òestás sola, Pablo Berger, Torremolinos 73, Spain

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