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.
1. Introduction 2. The Flexible but Entirely Serious Methodology 3. The Theoretical Framework for the Study 4. Ibiza: The Research Context 5. Goin' Ibiza: Home Lives and the Holiday Hype 6. Constructing Ibiza: The Holiday Career and Status Stratification 7. 'You can be who you want to be, do what you want to do': Identity and Unfreedom 8. The Political Economy: Consumerism and the Commodification of Everything 9. Capitalismo Extremo: Risk-taking and Deviance in Context 10. Going Home...Only to Come Back Out 11. Discussion and Conclusion 12. Meanwhile Across the Mediterranean...(or so some wish)