Lifestyle Mobilities: Intersections of Travel, Leisure and Migration

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Tara Duncan, Scott A. Cohen, Maria Thulemark
Routledge, May 6, 2016 - Social Science - 280 pages
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Being mobile in today's world is influenced by many aspects including transnational ties, increased ease of access to transport, growing accessibility to technology, knowledge and information and changing socio-cultural outlooks and values. These factors can all engender a (re)formation of our everyday life and moving - as and for lifestyle - has, in many ways, become both easier and much more complex. This book highlights the crossroads between concepts of lifestyle and the growing body of work on 'mobilities'. The study of lifestyle offers a lens through which to study the kinds of moorings, dwellings, repetitions and routines around which mobilities become socially, culturally and politically meaningful. Bringing together scholars from geography, sociology, tourism, history and beyond, the authors illustrate the breadth and richness of mobilities research through the concept of lifestyle. Organised into four sections, the book begins by dealing with aspects of bodily performance through lifestyle mobility. Section two then looks at how we can use mobile methods within social research, whilst section three explores issues surrounding ideas of mobility, immobility and belonging. Finally, section four draws together a number of chapters that focus on the complexities of identity within mobility. Often drawing on ethnographic research, contributors all share one common feature: they are at the forefront of research into lifestyle mobilities.

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List of Figures
Creative Mobility and Resourceful Displacement
Alternative Lifestyle Mobilities and
Mobility Community and Rock Climbing as Performative of Identity
Belly Dancing as a Digital Travelling
Mobile Methodologies for Understanding Youth
Email Interviews and Longitudinal Methods
Mobile Methodologies and Lifestyles in the Field
TransPacific Bluewater Sailors Exemplar of a Mobile Lifestyle Community
Mobile Habitations of Canoescapes
The Noguchi Case as a Timely Study
Exploring the Terrain of Lifestyle
Making Sense of Clayoquot Sound Winter Mobilities
Mobilities in an Age of Climate Change
Respect for Nature at 200 kmh? Exploring the Role of Lifestyle Mobilities
Conclusions and Future Research

Locating the Lifestyle Traveller

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