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The Global Nomad : Backpacker Travel in Theory and Practice :  Backpacker Travel in Theory and Practice - Greg Richards

The Global Nomad : Backpacker Travel in Theory and Practice

Backpacker Travel in Theory and Practice

By: Greg Richards (Editor), Julie Wilson (Editor)

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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.

Preface
Contributors
Drifting towards the global nomadp. 3
The global nomad : motivations and behaviour of independent travellers worldwidep. 14
Backpacking : diversity and changep. 43
Theoretical encounters : a review of backpacker literaturep. 60
The beaten track : anti-tourism as an element of backpacker identity constructionp. 77
The whole point of backpacking : anthropological perspectives on the characteristics of backpackingp. 92
The conquerors an the settlers : two groups of young Israeli backpackers in Indiap. 109
Backpacker icons : influential literary 'nomads' in the formation of backpacker identitiesp. 123
Backpacking in Scotland : formal public sector responses to an informal phenomenonp. 149
Profiling the international backpacker market in Australiap. 168
Backpackers : nomads join the mainstream? An analysis of backpacker employment on the 'harvest trail circuit' in Australiap. 180
Destination-based product selections by international backpackers in Australiap. 196
Setting out on the road less travelled : a study of backpacker travel in New Zealandp. 217
Backpacker transport choice : a conceptual framework applied to New Zealandp. 237
Widening perspectives in backpacker researchp. 253
Referencesp. 280
Indexp. 296
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ISBN: 9781873150764
ISBN-10: 1873150768
Series: Tourism and Cultural Change
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.83 x 14.73  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.39