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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.
|Drifting towards the global nomad||p. 3|
|The global nomad : motivations and behaviour of independent travellers worldwide||p. 14|
|Backpacking : diversity and change||p. 43|
|Theoretical encounters : a review of backpacker literature||p. 60|
|The beaten track : anti-tourism as an element of backpacker identity construction||p. 77|
|The whole point of backpacking : anthropological perspectives on the characteristics of backpacking||p. 92|
|The conquerors an the settlers : two groups of young Israeli backpackers in India||p. 109|
|Backpacker icons : influential literary 'nomads' in the formation of backpacker identities||p. 123|
|Backpacking in Scotland : formal public sector responses to an informal phenomenon||p. 149|
|Profiling the international backpacker market in Australia||p. 168|
|Backpackers : nomads join the mainstream? An analysis of backpacker employment on the 'harvest trail circuit' in Australia||p. 180|
|Destination-based product selections by international backpackers in Australia||p. 196|
|Setting out on the road less travelled : a study of backpacker travel in New Zealand||p. 217|
|Backpacker transport choice : a conceptual framework applied to New Zealand||p. 237|
|Widening perspectives in backpacker research||p. 253|
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Series: Tourism and Cultural Change
Number Of Pages: 312
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.83 x 14.73 x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.39