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From the Cabin to Cancún

Cele C. Otnes

in Cinderella Dreams

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780520236615
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520937505 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520236615.003.0006
From the Cabin to Cancún

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This chapter takes a look at the honeymoon, which has now shifted into the world of packaged tours and airline travel, starting with a brief discussion of the history of honeymoon, where it also highlights the main goals of the honeymoon, such as the initiation of the husband and wife into their proper sexual and gender roles. It observes that the honeymoon has lost several of its original reasons for existing, and that honeymoon travel was previously a form of class and race privilege. The chapter describes several possible locations for honeymoons, specifically the Poconos resorts, and also shows how the honeymoon has lost its function as travel for sexual initiation, and now takes its meanings from the languages of consumption and tourism.

Keywords: honeymoon; honeymoon travel; Poconos resorts; sexual initiation

Chapter.  11059 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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