The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

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), pp. 499-509. (doi:10.1111/j.00202754.2004.00144.x).

Record type: Article


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

PDF Free_independent_travellers_FAVPPR.pdf - Other
Download (101kB)

More information

Published date: December 2004
Keywords: Australia working holiday ethnography political economy tourism modernity


Local EPrints ID: 38382
ISSN: 0020-2754
PURE UUID: 61e3f027-0e83-4344-9206-665d99176de2

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 08 Jun 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:39

Export record



Author: Nick Clarke

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton:

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.