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Free independent travellers? British working holiday makers in Australia

Free independent travellers? British working holiday makers in Australia
Free independent travellers? British working holiday makers in Australia
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
Australia working holiday ethnography political economy tourism modernity
0020-2754
499-509
Clarke, Nick
4ed65752-5210-4f9e-aeff-9188520510e8
Clarke, Nick
4ed65752-5210-4f9e-aeff-9188520510e8

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

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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: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/38382
ISSN: 0020-2754
PURE UUID: 61e3f027-0e83-4344-9206-665d99176de2
ORCID for Nick Clarke: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9148-9849

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Date deposited: 08 Jun 2006
Last modified: 20 Sep 2018 00:32

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