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dc.contributor.supervisor Frohlick, Susan (Anthropology) en_US
dc.contributor.author Forsythe, Susan
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-14T20:10:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-14T20:10:38Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/8253
dc.description.abstract This study was conceptualized from my own experience working on board cruise ships and from the lack of studies of relationships on board cruise ships. This thesis examines the question: how does globalization in the form of accelerated capitalism and inter- connectedness through the sharing of food and drink across national identities that takes place in the space of cruise ships affect intimate relationships of cruise employees? Through the examinations of narratives of nine ex-crewmembers, developed through qualitative interviews, by using both the phenomenological and narrative methodology a couple of prominent themes appeared. The interviewees described working on a cruise ship as “intense” and the passage of time appears faster on board ship. It appears throughout the narratives, the nature of accelerated capitalism in the cruise ship industry affects the way the majority conduct their relationships. en_US
dc.subject social anthropology en_US
dc.subject cruise ships en_US
dc.subject relationships en_US
dc.subject transnational workers en_US
dc.subject intimacy en_US
dc.subject accelerated capitalism en_US
dc.subject time-space compression en_US
dc.title Below deck on the "Love Boat": intimate relationships between cruise ship workers in a globalized environment en_US
dc.degree.discipline Anthropology en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Fournier, Anna (Anthropology) Millward, Liz (Women's and Gender Studies) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2012 en_US


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