Christopher A. Howard: Mobile Lifeworlds

In practical bodily encounters with oreign environments This book is uniue in that it draws on a dynamic and innovative set of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives especially phenomenology the mobilities paradigm and philosophical anthropology The volume breaks resh ground in pilgrimage tourism and travel studies by unfolding the complex relationships between the virtual imaginary and corporeal dynamics of contemporary mobile lifeworld.

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Owever to be contested by the very orces and configurations that enable global mobilityThe role ubiuitous media and mobile technologies now play in raming travel experiences are explored revealing a situation in which actors are neither here nor there but increasingly are 'inter placed' across planetary landscapes Beyond institutionalised religious contexts and the visiting of sacred sites the author shows how a secular religiosity manifests.

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Mobile Lifeworlds illustrates how the imaginaries and ideals of Western travellers especially those of untouched nature and spiritual enlightenment are consistent with media representations of the Himalayan region romanticism and modernity at large Blending tourism and pilgrimage travel across Nepal Tibet Bhutan and Northern India is often inspired and oriented by a search or authenticity adventure and Otherness Such valued ideals are shown