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Freedom in mundane mobilities: Caravanning in Denmark

Mikkelsen, MV and Cohen, SA (2015) Freedom in mundane mobilities: Caravanning in Denmark Tourism Geographies, 17 (5). pp. 663-681.

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Abstract

Freedom is a widely discussed and highly elusive concept, and has long been represented in exoticised, masculinised and individualised discourses. Freedom is often exemplified through the image of a solitary male explorer leaving the female space of home and familiarity and going to remote places of the world. Through in-situ interviews with families caravanning in Denmark, the primary aim of this study is to challenge existing dominant discourses surrounding the subject of freedom within leisure and tourism studies. Secondly, we shed further light on an under-researched medium of mobility, that of domestic caravanning. This serves to not only disrupt representations of freedom as occurring through exoticised, masculinised and individualised practices, but to give attention to the domestic, banal contexts where the everyday and tourism intersect, which are often overlooked. This novel repositioning opens up new avenues in tourism studies for critical research into the geographies of freedom in mundane, everyday contexts.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Tourism
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Mikkelsen, MVUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cohen, SAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 29 September 2015
Identification Number : 10.1080/14616688.2015.1084528
Copyright Disclaimer : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Tourism Geographies on 29/09/2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14616688.2015.1084528
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 29 Sep 2015 15:21
Last Modified : 22 Nov 2016 09:01
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/808324

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