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.
Channel View Publications; March 2004
- ISBN: 9781845412692
- Edition: 1
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: The Global Nomad
Series: Tourism and Cultural Change
- Author: Dr. Greg Richards (ed.); Dr. Julie Wilson (ed.)
Imprint: Channel View Publications
About The Author
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).