Article | Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research | Modes and Moods of Mobility: Tourists and Commuters

Title:
Modes and Moods of Mobility: Tourists and Commuters
Author:
Orvar Löfgren: European Ethnology, University of Lund, Sweden
DOI:
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.1572175
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Year:
2015
Volume:
7
Theme:
Motion and Emotion
Pages:
175-195
No. of pages:
21
Publication type:
Article
Published:
2015-06-11


What can we learn from comparing different modes and moods of travel, among, for example, tourists and commuters? This paper contrasts these two very different kinds of mobility, and the ways in which they organise both motion and emotion. It is not only a question about how people interact with various systems of transport, but also how materialities and affects work together. An important topic is the question of how people acquire travelling skills. How do they learn to be a tourist or a commuter, to handle a train ride, navigate a transit space, or interact with strangers? A good reason to contrast commuters and tourists is also because they have often been studied within very different research paradigms. How can these different research traditions be put into a dialogue with each other, and help to develop methods for capturing the often elusive ways in which motion and emotion work together?

Keywords: Tourism; commuting; mobility; affect; materiality; ethnography

Volume 7, Theme: Motion and Emotion, Article 11, 2015

Author:
Orvar Löfgren
Title:
Modes and Moods of Mobility: Tourists and Commuters:
DOI:
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.1572175
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    Author:
    Orvar Löfgren
    Title:
    Modes and Moods of Mobility: Tourists and Commuters:
    DOI:
    10.3384/cu.2000.1525.1572175
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