The Global Nomad Backpacker Travel in Theory and Practice Edited by: Greg Richards, Julie Wilson

Format:
Ebook(PDF) - 312 pages
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ISBN:
9781873150788
Published:
16 Mar 2004
Publisher:
Channel View Publications
Dimensions:
210 x 148
Availability:
Available

Key features

- Provides the first international overview of the backpacker phenomenon

- Draws on a survey of young travellers, case studies of destinations and theorectical insights from a variety of disciplines

- Of interest of students, researchers and practitioners of youth tourism and culture

Summary

Backpackers have shifted from the margins of the travel industry into the global spotlight. This volume explores the international backpacker phenomenon, drawing together different disciplinary perspectives on its meaning, impact and significance. Links are drawn between theory and practice, setting backpacking in its wider social, cultural and economic context.

Author Biography:

Greg Richards is lecturer in leisure studies at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, and currently a research fellow at the Interarts Observatory for Culture and Tourism in Barcelona. Julie Wilson is Research Fellow with the Centre for Environment and Planning, University of the West of England, Bristol (UK) although currently a Batista i Roca Fellow with the Department of Geography, Universitat Rovira i Virgil, Tarragona and Visiting Fellow, Universitat de Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain).





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