116 pages | 37 B/W Illus.
The practice of packing a bag is a situation where subtle, daily processes can attune us to the relationships and experiences formed in mobile situations. There has been great attention to mundane and material practices in tourism, yet the process of packing, which is integral to any journey, remains unexamined.
Everyday Practices of Tourism Mobilities: Packing a Bag expands on the foundational theories of tourist practices through a rich assortment of photographic documentation and interviews with tourists in hostelling accommodation. It presents the intricacies and relations emerging through packing and the connections to an array of actors entwined in both touristic and everyday experiences of movement. Using case studies in Iceland and Nepal, the book explores how idealised tourist destinations influence everyday actions. The disjuncture between mundane routines and the heightened immersive environments is conducive to tourists attuning to the entanglement of actors and experiences beyond individual expectations. The book traces these moments of collective experiences to reflect on the intersections of globalised mobility and everyday tourist practices.
The international scope of this highly original and intriguing book will appeal to a broad academic audience, including scholars of tourism, cultural and social geography, mobilities studies, and environmental humanities.
1. Introducing the array of actors
2. Everyday material practices of tourists
3. Mobile-spatial encounters
4. Moving with/in environments
5. Practices for future transitions
This series draws inspiration from anthropology’s overarching aim to explore and better understand the human condition in all its fascinating diversity. It aims to expand the intellectual landscape of anthropology and tourism in relation to how we understand the experience of being human.
As people inhabit, organize, construct and classify the world around them they transform it into a meaningful world of places, ‘things’ and activities reflective of human culture and society. Tourism is a significant activity capable of uncovering the ways in which life and living is constructed, experienced and understood. This series provides a home for critical inquiry into the spaces, places, and lives in and through which tourism unfolds. Spaces and places such as the coast, the countryside and the built environment; airports, hotels and cruise ships; museums, attractions and souvenir shops; virtual spaces and that of the imagination. How such spaces are embodied, thought about and ‘used’ – imagined, constructed and experienced, memorialized and contested – are indicative lines of enquiry.
Although anthropology provides the guiding framework we invite contributions that draw from related disciplines and fields of study for example, philosophy, history, sociology, geography, cultural studies, architecture, the arts, feminist studies, and so forth.