Backpacker mobilities: the practice and performance of travellerscapes in a global world

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O'Regan, Michael (2010) Backpacker mobilities: the practice and performance of travellerscapes in a global world Doctoral thesis, University of Brighton.

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Abstract

Mobility, a constant in the world of modernity, associated with fluidity, liquidity and flow has acquired new dimensions in late modern society due to the increasing and cumulative impact of innovations in communication and transport technologies. These developments have seen individualʼs voluntarily crossing borders and boundaries in ever-greater numbers in pursuit of opportunities and self-fulfilment. Travel and tourism, as global geographic movement and as a manifestation of mobility has come to be seen as a significant dimension within these global mobile movements. A developing research approach, centered on a new mobilities paradigm has emerged to illuminate some of the intersecting mobilities of capital, knowledge, ideas, danger, information and bodies that constitute and have enabled these global movements.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Additional Information: Copyright © and Moral Rights for this thesis are retained by the author and/or other copyright owners.
Uncontrolled Keywords: imagined worlds (communities); tourism; backpacking; mobilities; field; bricolage; Bourdieu; habitus; travellerscapes; (sub)cultural capital
Subjects: N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management
N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management > N840 International Tourism
Faculties: Faculty of Education and Sport > School of Service Management
Depositing User: LTS Systems
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2014 10:43
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2014 10:43
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/12371

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