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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 5 (Page no: 81)

'Claim you are from Canada, eh': travelling citizenship within global space.

This chapter revisits social science-based notions of identity and how these might apply to understanding mobilities as an inadvertent, yet conscious, personal exercise in relating person to place. In so doing, it presents 'netnographic' data from an online discussion forum 'thread' where advice is dispensed on 'how to look less American while travelling'. The chapter attempts a rough discourse analysis and concludes by suggesting that considerations of temporary mobility, of which tourism is most certainly an example, are manifested through the negotiation of tradition, nationalism, citizenship and pleasure.

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: 4 (Page no: 65) Telling tales of tourism: mobility, media and citizenship in the 2004 EU Enlargement. Author(s): Coles, 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
  • Department of Tourism, School of Business, University of Otago, 4th Floor, Commerce Building, Cnr Clyde & Union Streets, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2008
  • ISBN
  • 9781845934040
  • Record Number
  • 20083214140