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Tropophilia: a study of people, place and lifestyle travel

Anderson, Jonathan Mark ORCID: and Erskine, Kathryn 2014. Tropophilia: a study of people, place and lifestyle travel. Mobilities 9 (1) , pp. 130-145. 10.1080/17450101.2012.743702

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This paper explores the changing relations between people and place that are set in motion through mobility. Examining the mobilities of lifestyle travellers, it argues that new relations are sought by this group that undermines traditional assumptions of stability and preservation in the person–place relation. In their stead, lifestyle travellers seek dynamism, change and instability in their engagements with place. This situation suggests that the traditional recognition of the need for a rooted, static and stable set of relations with place – i.e. topophilia – can be supplemented by the love of mobility, change and transformation in the person–place relation – coined tropophilia. The paper raises the important point that a desired connection between ‘people’on one hand and ‘place’ on the other may only occur when their respective paces and trajectories positively coincide.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Uncontrolled Keywords: Topophilia, Tropophilia, Lifestyle travel, Place, Identity, Transformation
Additional Information: Online publication date: 15 November 2012.
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 1745-0101
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 08:33

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