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Transformative travel in a mobile world.

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This book presents an exploration of the process of travel and transformation in a modern, mobile world. It probes the often unquestioned assumption that travel is simply transformative, and observes the complexities of the phenomenon and how it is interpreted and re-interpreted by those who identify themselves as having been transformed by travel. The book draws upon data from an ongoing, longitudinal study of travel and transformation. The book is divided into six chapters, separated by five participant stories of travel and transformation, followed by a brief afterword. Chapter 2 outlines the methods and philosophies employed to gather the data used in the exploration of travel and transformation conducted in the remainder of the volume. Chapters 3-6 divide travel into three phases which, although conceptually problematic, provide important markers in the narration of transformation through travel (and travel in general): 'before' (Chapter 3), 'during' (Chapters 4 and 5) and 'after' (Chapter 6).


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Mobilizing travel and transformation. Author(s): Lean, G.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 17) Investigating transformative travel - a mobile, embodied and sensual approach. Author(s): Lean, G.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 40) 'Before'. Author(s): Lean, G.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 69) Travels through mobile spaces, places and landscapes - a sensual essay. Author(s): Lean, G.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 165) 'During'. Author(s): Lean, G.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 202) 'After'. Author(s): Lean, G.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Western Sydney University, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2016
  • ISBN
  • 9781780643991
  • Record Number
  • 20163000313