The Global Nomad: Backpacker Travel in Theory and Practice

The Global Nomad: Backpacker Travel in Theory and Practice

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The Global Nomad: Backpacker Travel in Theory and Practice by Greg Richards

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845412692
Publisher: Channel View Publications
Publication date: 03/16/2004
Series: Tourism and Cultural Change , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 284
File size: 3 MB

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).


Greg Richards is Professor of Placemaking and Events at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands and Professor of Leisure Studies at the University of Tilburg, Netherlands. He specialises in cultural and creative tourism.


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).

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