by Santeri and Päivi Kannisto
When Paivi and Santeri met in 2004, they took a bold life decision to walk outside the box, wander the world, and write about their experiences. Together they have written more than twelve books, both fiction and nonfiction.
The book actually surprised me since, I don't know why, I had thought it was going to be like a travel guide but I defnitely found a very deep analysis of that "nomad" way of living. Based on a lot of history, a lot of recent cases and serious comparisons. It was really very good. It is also very plural and objective. Even when the authors talk about problems it doesn't seem they are/were upset about them, but just limit their comments to the real facts without allowing feelings, what makes the reading very impartial.
This penetrating analysis of the challenges posed by global nomadism for individuals and societies pushes forward the frontiers of mobilities research. A compelling combination of theoretical and personal insights unravels the complexities of lives lived through new forms of mobilities.
A groundbreaking analysis of today's 'location-independent' travel in sedentary societies… With its many contributions to our present understandings, the work is destined to become a standard reference in its field.
I bought this to help me write an International Relations paper. It did that well. It covers global nomadism from the perspective of travellers. It really promotes travelling as a lifestyle and is therefore biased towards this aspect. Having said that, it does cover some negative aspects of travelling, but at the end of the day, the book is here to say that global nomadism is the way forward.
This is a highly intriguing and thought-provoking book about location-independent people who are always travelling. The book provides original insight and nuance into un-researched ways of life, which challenge conventional understandings of home, travel, work, and leisure. It makes us think about homelessness, obligations, consumption, and many other aspects of social life in new ways.
Paivi Kannisto has written a cutting-edge book on modern mobilities. She sheds new light on the nature of the mobile risk society and what dwelling in mobility seriously means. This is a highly innovative book. It is well crafted, thought-provoking and a pleasure for all those interested in mobility, modernity and social change.
A valuable contribution to the mobilities literature and a rich source of empirical data.
Established nonfiction writers in Finland, Paivi and Santeri are expanding into the English language market. Their areas of interest include global nomads, travel, alternative lifestyles and business. Zeitgeist Media Group (based in Brussels and Sydney) is selling the international rights for their books.