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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, longitu...


Chapter 6 (Page no: 202)


This chapter explores how physical travel experiences (and any transformations undergone) can become entwined in a traveller's ongoing lived experience. This process is enhanced by the various flows and connections found within an increasingly mobile world, which enable various aspects of their travel experiences (e.g. social relationships, performances, sensual elements and memories) to become entwined in day-to-day lived existence. As demonstrated in the chapter, these flows/connections have all manner of complex and unpredictable consequences, not only on any transformations experienced during the travel, but on a traveller's life in general.

Other chapters from this book

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 details

  • Year of Publication
  • 2016
  • ISBN
  • 9781780643991
  • Record Number
  • 20163000319