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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).

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Abstract

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

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

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Local EPrints ID: 38382
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/38382
ISSN: 0020-2754
PURE UUID: 61e3f027-0e83-4344-9206-665d99176de2

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

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Author: Nick Clarke

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