Tourism and Leisure Mobilities: Politics, work, and play, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Tourism and Leisure Mobilities

Politics, work, and play, 1st Edition

Edited by Jillian Rickly, Kevin Hannam, Mary Mostafanezhad

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258 pages | 16 B/W Illus.

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This book reframes tourism, as well as leisure, within mobilities studies to challenge the limitations that dichotomous understandings of home/away, work/leisure, and host/guest bring. A mobilities approach to tourism and leisure encourages us to think beyond the mobilities of tourists to ways in which tourism and leisure experiences bring other mobilities into sync, or disorder, and as a result re-conceptualizes social theory. The proposed anthology stretches across academic disciplines and fields of study to illustrate the advantages of multi-disciplinary conversation and, in so doing, it challenges how we approach studies of movement-based phenomena and the concept of scale. Part One examines the ways in which mobility informs and is informed by leisure, from everyday practices to leisure-inspired mobile lifestyles. Part Two investigates individuals and communities that become entrepreneurial in the face of changing tourism contexts and reflects on the performance of work through multiple mobilities. Part Three turns to issues of development, with attention to the cultural politics that frame development encounters in the context of tourism. The varied ways that people move into and out of development projects is mediated by geopolitical discourses hat can both challenge and perpetuate geographic imaginations of tourism destinations.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: ‘New’ tourism and leisure mobilities – what’s new?

Jillian Rickly, Kevin Hannam, and Mary Mostafanezhad 

Part I: Leisure

2. Meanders as mobile practices: Street Flowers – Urban Survivors of the Privileged Land

Mike Collier

3. Entrainment: Human-equine leisure mobilities

Paula Danby and Kevin Hannam

4. Leisure, bicycle mobilities, and cities

Jonas Larsen

5. Gendered automobilities: Female Pakistani migrants driving in Saudi Arabia

Kevin Hannam

6. What is a ‘dirtbag’? Reconsidering tourist typologies and leisure mobilities through rock climbing subcultures

Jillian Rickly

Part II: Work

7. Exploring tourism employment in the Perhentian Islands: Mobilities of home and away

Jacqueline Salmond

8. The ‘Nextpat’: Towards an understanding of contemporary expatriate subjectivities

Roger Norum

9. Should I stay or should I go? Labour and lifestyle mobilities of Bulgarian migrants to the UK

Gergina Pavlova-Hannam

10.Workers on the move: Global labour sourcing in the cruise industry

William Terry

11. Confronting economic precariousness through international retirement: Japan’s old-age ‘economic refugees’ and Germany’s ‘exported grannies’

Meghann Ormond and Mika Toyota

12. Home exchanging: A shift in the tourism marketplace

Antonio Paolo Russo and Alan Quaglieri Domínguez

Part III: Development

13. Travelling beauty: Diasporic development and transient service encounters at the salon

Lauren Wagner

14.Orphanage Tourism and Development in Cambodia: A Mobilities Approach

Tess Guiney

15. Mobility for all through English-language voluntourism

Cori Jakubiak

16. When pesos come at the expense of tourism proximity and moorings

Matilde Córdoba Azcárate

17. Making tracks in pursuit of the wild: Mobilising nature and tourism on a (com)modified African Savannah

William O’Brien and Wairimũ Njambi

18. Decolonising tourism mobilities? Planning research within a First Nations community in Northern Canada

Bryan S. R. Grimwood, Lauren J. King, Allison P. Holmes, and the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation

Afterword

Noel Salazar

About the Editors

Jillian Rickly is Assistant Professor of Tourism Marketing and Management in the Nottingham University Business School at the University of Nottingham, UK.

Kevin Hannam is Professor of Tourism at Edinburgh Napier University, UK, and a research affiliate at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Mary Mostafanezhad is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

About the Series

Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

The aim of this series is to explore and communicate the intersections and relationships between leisure, tourism and human mobility within the social sciences.
It will incorporate both traditional and new perspectives on leisure and tourism from contemporary geography whilst also providing for perspectives from cognate areas within the development of an integrated field of leisure and tourism studies.
Also, increasingly, tourism and leisure are regarded as steps in a continuum of human mobility. Inclusion of mobility in the series offers the prospect to examine the relationship between tourism and migration, the sojourner, educational travel, and second home and retirement travel phenomena.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC015000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General