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Tourism and mobilities: local-global connections.

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This book aims to communicate a series of ideas grounded in present discussions on how 'mobility studies' can help enrich and enlighten the understanding of tourism in the context of the current trend of increasing globalization. Bringing together theoretical and practical issues, this edited volume analyses tourism's wider role as an agent for the mobile modern population of the world. Themes ran...


Chapter 4 (Page no: 65)

Telling tales of tourism: mobility, media and citizenship in the 2004 EU Enlargement.

This chapter argues that citizenship is a key, but routinely overlooked unifying conceptual framework in studies of tourism and other forms of mobility. The chapter explores how 'tourism', as an activity and as a concept, featured in wider public debates in Britain concerning migration, as a result of the recent 2004 EU enlargement from 15 to 25 member states. Media representations of changes in relative mobilities and flows of citizens between the UK and Eastern Europe reveal that multiple interpretations of citizenship and tourism were invoked tactically and flexibly in discussions of the merits and (potential) outcomes of enlargement. On the one hand, tourism was connected as an activity with new conceptualizations of citizenship to highlight the benefits of enlargement for UK residents; on the other, in a more abstract sense, tourism was deliberately connected by means of older, 'traditional' views of citizenship to (im-)migration and used by the government to address, even appease, the concerns of the anti-European lobby. As the case of the emergence of 'benefits tourism' demonstrates, far from being separate from other forms of human movement, tourism is not only intimately linked with them, but also used as a primary means of making sense of them.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The end of tourism, or endings in tourism? Author(s): Gale, T.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Of time and space and other things: laws of tourism and the geographies of contemporary mobilities. Author(s): Hall, C. M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 33) 'Glocal' heterotopias: new-flâneur's transit narratives. Author(s): Fahmi, W. S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 81) 'Claim you are from Canada, eh': travelling citizenship within global space. Author(s): Duval, D. T.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 92) International student mobility: cross-cultural learning from international internships. Author(s): Wijk, J. van Go, F. Klooster, E. van't
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 109) Hypermobility in backpacker lifestyles: the emergence of the internet café. Author(s): O'Regan, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 133) Entering the global margin: setting the 'other' scene in independent travel. Author(s): Bennett, R. J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 146) Everyday techno-social devices in everyday travel life: digital audio devices in solo travelling lifestyles. Author(s): Burns, P. M. O'Regan, M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 187) Environmental discourses in the aviation industry: the reproduction of mobility. Author(s): Peeters, P. Gössling, S.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 204) Business relations in the design of package tours in a changing environment: the case of tourism from Germany to Jordan. Author(s): Dörry, S.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Centre for Tourism Studies, Department of Management, School of Business and Economics, University of Exeter, Streatham Court, Rennes Drive, Exeter, Devon EX4 4PU, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2008
  • ISBN
  • 9781845934040
  • Record Number
  • 20083214139