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Identity construction of Chinese outbound backpacker in Europe

Identity construction of Chinese outbound backpacker in Europe

Cai, Wenjie ORCID: 0000-0002-1505-7240 (2023) Identity construction of Chinese outbound backpacker in Europe. In: O'Regan, Michael, (ed.) Backpacking Culture and Mobilities: Independent and Nomadic Travel. Tourism and Cultural Change . Channel View Publications, Bristol, UK. ISBN 978-1845418069; 978-1845418090; 978-1845418076

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This book presents new contributions in backpacking research from various disciplines, capturing the diversity of backpacker contexts, motives and behaviours. It takes a fresh, critical and reflexive look at over 40 years of backpacking research and seeks to recentre backpacking research before introducing new perspectives on backpacking and global backpacker cultures from previously unexplored perspectives. The chapters examine contemporary backpacker culture and mobilities, and the value and worth of backpacking both for individuals seeking an alternative life course and transformation, and destinations and businesses who value their economic and cultural potential. The volume aims to make sense of current research in order to understand backpacking's future, and produce new directions for conceptual, theoretical and methodological development and future research. It will be useful for students and researchers in tourism, sociology and anthropology.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: backpacker; indentity construction; Chinese outbound tourism; mobile ethnography
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Faculty of Business > Tourism Research Centre
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2023 12:14

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