Book Review: Lifestyle Mobilities: Intersections of Travel, Leisure and Migration

Nicholas Wise

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    Lifestyle Mobilities, edited by Tara Duncan, Scott A. Cohen and Maria Thulemark, a contribution to the current developments in geographies of leisure and tourism series, offers much insight into new directions and understanding proposed by scholars interested in travel and tourism geographies. The authors that contributed to this edited collection come from numerous academic disciplines, most notably geography, leisure studies, tourism and closely related social science disciplines. The book is divided into four main sections, with each section further outlined below, focusing on corporeal performance, applying mobile methods, moorings, mobilities and belonging, and complexities of wider identities. What I enjoyed most about this book was the interdisciplinary approach offered and the ways in which we must challenge our understanding of ourselves and how we reflect on our own patterns and performances of mobility. As this book argues, we are at a turning point in geography and mobility research, and this timely book takes the initiative to build upon nascent complex understandings. This book also challenges us to think more critically about our lifestyles and consider the deeper meanings embedded in the decisions that drive us to move or travel leisurely – positioning how this all relates to place, attachment and even contested notions of home.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)94-96
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of Tourism and Cultural Change
    Issue number1
    Early online date16 Jun 2014
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


    • lifestyle mobilities
    • travel
    • leisure
    • migration


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