Some orders may be delayed by the current Coronavirus lockdown.
Visit our help page for further information.
A Cosmopolitan Journey?: Difference, Distinction and Identity Work in Gap Year Travel (Paperback)
  • A Cosmopolitan Journey?: Difference, Distinction and Identity Work in Gap Year Travel (Paperback)
zoom

A Cosmopolitan Journey?: Difference, Distinction and Identity Work in Gap Year Travel (Paperback)

(author)
£40.00
Paperback 230 Pages / Published: 10/06/2019
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Does travel broaden the mind? This book explores this question through an innovative sociological study of gap year travel. Taking a year out overseas between school and university is an increasingly legitimate practice for young people in the UK. But what do young people get out of gap years? A wide range of 'official' sources acknowledge gap years as a way of becoming a global citizen and more employable at the same time. Instead of automatically assuming that gap years are a 'good thing', this book critically considers how this contemporary rite of passage could contribute to the reproduction of structural disadvantage at both a national and international level in relation to young people's routes into education and employment, and representations of difference and distinction in cultural practices. The key argument running throughout the book is that well-established ways of thinking about and understanding the world are used to frame gap year experiences, including how other people and places are different; the influence of class in determining what has cultural value; and what sort of identity work is worthwhile. Gap years are located at a point where a number of fields overlap: education, employment and the consumption of leisure travel. A Cosmopolitan Journey? will therefore be of interest to students, academics and practitioners in these areas.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138379862
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Palm at the End of the Mind
Added to basket
Manchester, England
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Origin of Our Species
Added to basket
Sapiens
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Small Places, Large Issues
Added to basket
The English
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Favela
Added to basket
£20.99
Paperback
The Continuum Concept
Added to basket
A Dictionary of Sociology
Added to basket
Guns, Germs and Steel
Added to basket
Smoke In The Lanes
Added to basket
In Search of Respect
Added to basket
The Golden Bough
Added to basket
Culture And Imperialism
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.