Mobile Lifeworlds: An Ethnography of Tourism and Pilgrimage by Christopher A. Howard

By Christopher A. Howard

Mobile Lifeworlds illustrates how the imaginaries and beliefs of Western visitors, in particular these of untouched nature and non secular enlightenment, are in keeping with media representations of the Himalayan zone, romanticism and modernity at huge. mixing tourism and pilgrimage, go back and forth throughout Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and northerly India is usually encouraged and orientated through a look for authenticity, experience and Otherness. Such valued beliefs are proven, despite the fact that, to be contested via the very forces and configurations that permit worldwide mobility.


The function ubiquitous media and cellular applied sciences now play in framing trip reports are explored, revealing a scenario within which actors are neither the following nor there, yet more and more are ‘inter-placed’ throughout planetary landscapes. past institutionalised spiritual contexts and the traveling of sacred websites, the writer indicates how a mundane religiosity manifests in functional, physically encounters with international environments. This booklet is exclusive in that it attracts on a dynamic and leading edge set of disciplinary and theoretical views, specifically phenomenology, the mobilities paradigm and philosophical anthropology. the amount breaks clean flooring in pilgrimage, tourism and go back and forth stories through unfolding the advanced relationships among the digital, imaginary and corporeal dynamics of up to date cellular lifeworlds.

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