Global Nomad(the) Backpacker Travel in: Backpacker Travel in Theory and Practice (Tourism and Cultural Change #3) (Hardcover)

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Global Nomad(the) Backpacker Travel in: Backpacker Travel in Theory and Practice (Tourism and Cultural Change #3) (Hardcover)

By Greg Richards (Editor), Julie Wilson (Editor)

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Backpackers have shifted from the margins of the travel industry into the global spotlight. This volume explores the international backpacker phenomenon, drawing together different disciplinary perspectives on its meaning, impact and significance. Links are drawn between theory and practice, setting backpacking in its wider social, cultural and economic context.
Greg Richards is lecturer in leisure studies at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, and currently a research fellow at the Interarts Observatory for Culture and Tourism in Barcelona. Julie Wilson is Research Fellow with the Centre for Environment and Planning, University of the West of England, Bristol (UK) although currently a Batista i Roca Fellow with the Department of Geography, Universitat Rovira i Virgil, Tarragona and Visiting Fellow, Universitat de Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain).
Product Details ISBN: 9781873150771
ISBN-10: 1873150776
Publisher: Channel View Publications
Publication Date: March 16th, 2004
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: Tourism and Cultural Change