Free independent travellers? British working holiday makers in Australia


Clarke, Nick (2004) Free independent travellers? British working holiday makers in Australia. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 29, (4), 499-509. (doi:10.1111/j.00202754.2004.00144.x).

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There is a renewed interest among geographers in tourism and how tourism makes the world and its people modern. In this paper, I engage with this renewed interest by
way of a case study: British working holiday makers in Australia. Drawing on two modes of research practice, ethnography and political economy, I argue that, while working holidays may be structured in numerous ways, they also involve challenges,
active individuals, heterogeneous spaces, and slow time (for reflection and inscription), which together, in a sense, make their makers modern. I frame this engagement, this argument, with a debate familiar to geographers: the problem of Free
Independent Travellers

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0020-2754 (print)
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Keywords: Australia working holiday ethnography political economy tourism modernity
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography
ePrint ID: 38382
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:24
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/38382

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