Backpacking: Diversity and Change

@article{Cohen2003BackpackingDA,
  title={Backpacking: Diversity and Change},
  author={E. Cohen},
  journal={Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change},
  year={2003},
  volume={1},
  pages={110 - 95}
}
  • E. Cohen
  • Published 2003
  • History, Sociology
  • Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change
Backpacking, a relatively little studied form of tourism, is a rapidly expanding phenomenon. This article follows the transition from the tramp to the drifter, and from the latter to the contemporary backpacker, and points to the diversity within this general category of tourists. The discrepancy between the ideal and the common practice of backpacking, and the mechanisms of bridging it deployed by contemporary backpackers, are discussed. It is claimed that backpackers tend to profess modern… Expand

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