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Transformative Travel in a Mobile World

Transformative Travel in a Mobile World

By G Lean, Western Sydney University, Australia

December 2015 / Hardback / 274 Pages / 9781780643991 £87.99 / €114.00 / $165.95
With 10% online discount: £79.19 / €102.60 / $149.36
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Main Description

This book presents the re-theorisation of travel and transformation. It explores the factors that influence the behaviours of a traveller, how these become entwined in experiences and how travel experiences continue on a traveller’s return. It uses the notion of transformation to redevelop the temporal and spatial boundaries of physical travel, develop a model for unpacking transformation and to look at new methods in the exploration of travel research.

  • 1: Mobilising Travel and Transformation
  • -: Story I – Nicole
  • 2: Investigating Transformative Travel – A Mobile, Embodied and Sensual Approach
  • -: Story II – Andrew
  • 3: ‘Before’
  • -: Story III – Tegan
  • 4: Travels through Mobile Spaces, Places and Landscapes – A Sensual Essay
  • -: Story IV – Carita
  • 5: ‘During’
  • -: Story V – Evelyn
  • 6: ‘After’
  • 7: Afterword: Transformative Travel in a Mobile World
Transformative Travel in a Mobile World is a benchmark argument for our global and social mediated times. Garth Lean engages with old debates and provides new analytical constructs for the investigation of the possibilities of individual transformation through travel. With theoretical finesse and rich empirical case materials, Garth explores how travel and transformation is performed by drawing attention to the spatial, cultural, embodied, material and emotional dimensions.

Gordon Waitt, University of Wollongong, Australia