Earthly tourism and travel’s contribution to a planetary genre de vie

Huijbens, Edward H.


In this reflective commentary celebrating 20 years of Tourist Studies I draw on my forthcoming book, Developing Earthly Attachments in the Anthropocene, explicitly relating its message to a future looking tourist studies agenda. I outline how such an agenda can underpin the development of ‘earthly tourism’ and thereby explore practices of travel and mobilities informing a planetary mode of living, or what the French Annales school of geography would call genre de vie. The article will detail the meaning of these terms and how these can be informed by, and in turn, inform a future looking academic tourist studies agenda.