Unraveling the Politics of Super-rich Mobility: A Study of Crew and Guest on Board Luxury Yachts
In this paper, the author introduces the superyacht as a unique vessel, as a home and workplace to professional crew and holiday space for its super-rich passengers. Drawing upon the notions of motive, rhythm, and friction from Cresswell’s mobility constellation, this paper illustrates how the politics of super-rich mobility are performed by crew and guests on board. Rather than preserve the perception that super-rich individuals are hyper-mobile the author in turn suggest that in the case of the superyacht the desire and to perform their mobility status when on board ultimately circumscribes or restricts super-rich mobility. Using data from an in-depth ethnographic study on board various superyachts, the author suggest ways in which the mobility of the yacht can inform both super-rich and shipped mobilities as both fields continue to grow.
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- Abstract reprinted with permission of Taylor & Francis.
- Spence, Emma
- Publication Date: 2014-7
- Media Type: Web
- Features: References;
- Pagination: pp 401-413
- TRT Terms: Mobility; Performance; Politics; Ship crews; Yachts
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 01539191
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 5 2014 3:00PM