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
3. Entrainment: Human-equine leisure mobilities
Paula Danby and Kevin Hannam
4. Leisure, bicycle mobilities, and cities
5. Gendered automobilities: Female Pakistani migrants driving in Saudi Arabia
6. What is a ‘dirtbag’? Reconsidering tourist typologies and leisure mobilities through rock climbing subcultures
Part II: Work
7. Exploring tourism employment in the Perhentian Islands: Mobilities of home and away
8. The ‘Nextpat’: Towards an understanding of contemporary expatriate subjectivities
9. Should I stay or should I go? Labour and lifestyle mobilities of Bulgarian migrants to the UK
10. Workers on the move: Global labour sourcing in the cruise industry
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
14. Orphanage Tourism and Development in Cambodia: A Mobilities Approach
15. Mobility for all through English-language voluntourism
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
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.