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Community and connection: exploring non-monetary aspects of the collaborative economy through recreation vehicle use

Hardy, A ORCID: 0000-0003-1461-2967 2017 , 'Community and connection: exploring non-monetary aspects of the collaborative economy through recreation vehicle use', in D Dredge and S Gyimothy (eds.), Collaborative Economy and Tourism , Springer International Publishing, Netherlands.

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Abstract

This chapter posits that recreational vehicle users (RVers) provide a context through which non-monetary transactions and tribal behaviours that occur within the collaborative economy may be explored. The chapter uses a neo-tribal lens to explore RVers and their alignment with the collaborative economy. Using an ethno-methodological approach, it argues that there are functional and affectual dimensions that underpin non-monetary transactions. Functional dimensions relate to a desire to ensure that RV travellers are able to achieve their travel goals. The affectual dimensions give RVers a sense of belonging, fellowship within a group, and ultimately an opportunity to realise the freedom they seek to experience through RVing. The chapter suggests that the heavy emphasis given to the Internet as the conduit for the collaborative economy to occur may not always be relevant for all styles of travellers. Moreover, it adds depth to previous research into the collaborative economy by demonstrating that non-monetary collaborative transactions can build a sense of belonging, fellowship and shared sentiment.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Hardy, A
Keywords: sharing economy, collaborative economy, recreational vehicles
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-51799-5_15
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Copyright 2017 Springer International Publishing AG

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