chapter  7
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Exploring tourism employment in the Perhentian Islands: mobilities of home and away


Other studies have highlighted how the lines between leisure and work are blurred, in examples of backpackers who work their way around locations (Diekmann and Hannam 2010; Cohen 2011), working tourists (Uriely and Reichel 2000), and workers within hospitality (Duncan et al. 2013). These studies have tended to be from the perspective of those from the Global North (elite) who are seeking a way to work and pursue their own dreams; it is my wish to highlight how this can apply to some workers in the Global South (non-elite) and highlight connections and similarities across groups.