Tag: Culture


Public Images/Private Lives: Blurring Truth and Fantasy in the World of Professional Bondage and Discipline

Public images and private lives often do not match up. Indeed, social life is premised as much on what is not shown as it is on what is revealed. Concealment, deception and the blurring of truth and fantasy can be fundamental for social life. Advertising services in the Australian sex industry, as with advertising many


A Journey Through La Barceloneta: Neighbours and the Changing Cultural Identity of Barcelona’s Beach Suburb

This paper explores the shifting urban and cultural transformation of one of Barcelona’s most iconic suburbs: la Barceloneta. Targeted by mass tourism, real estate speculation and measures allowing for the privatization of public space, this seaside neighbourhood risks becoming one more example of the historic city reduced to a mere exhibition to be visited, not