University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Lifestyle mobilities: Intersections of travel, leisure and migration

Duncan, T, , Cohen, SA and Thulemark, M, (2013) Lifestyle mobilities: Intersections of travel, leisure and migration Ashgate, Farnham. ISBN 978-1-4094-5371-0

Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (110kB) | Preview
PDF (licence)
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (33kB) | Preview


Being mobile in today's world is influenced by many aspects including transnational ties, increased ease of access to transport, growing accessibility to technology, knowledge and information and changing socio-cultural outlooks and values. These factors can all engender a (re)formation of our everyday life and moving - as and for lifestyle - has, in many ways, become both easier and much more complex. This book highlights the crossroads between concepts of lifestyle and the growing body of work on 'mobilities'. The study of lifestyle offers a lens through which to study the kinds of moorings, dwellings, repetitions and routines around which mobilities become socially, culturally and politically meaningful. Bringing together scholars from geography, sociology, tourism, history and beyond, the authors illustrate the breadth and richness of mobilities research through the concept of lifestyle. Organised into four sections, the book begins by dealing with aspects of bodily performance through lifestyle mobility. Section two then looks at how we can use mobile methods within social research, whilst section three explores issues surrounding ideas of mobility, immobility and belonging. Finally, section four draws together a number of chapters that focus on the complexities of identity within mobility. Often drawing on ethnographic research, contributors all share one common feature: they are at the forefront of research into lifestyle mobilities.

Item Type: Book
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
Date : 2013
Additional Information : Ashgate ©2013
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 06 Jan 2014 16:07
Last Modified : 09 Jun 2014 13:50

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800