Index

Beverly Yuen Thompson (Siena College, USA)

Digital Nomads Living on the Margins: Remote-Working Laptop Entrepreneurs in the Gig Economy

ISBN: 978-1-80071-546-2, eISBN: 978-1-80071-545-5

Publication date: 11 June 2021

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Thompson, B.Y. (2021), "Index", Digital Nomads Living on the Margins: Remote-Working Laptop Entrepreneurs in the Gig Economy (Emerald Studies in Alternativity and Marginalization), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 139-142. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80071-545-520211011

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Copyright © 2021 Beverly Yuen Thompson


INDEX

Accessibility (see disability)

Accessible travel and disability
, 97–98

Administrative mobility
, 39

African American travelers
, 95

Air Carrier Access Act
, 97

“Alipay Health Code” phone application
, 20

Amazon
, 19

America’s Vacation Deficit Disorder: Who Stole your Vacation?
, 61

American exceptionalism
, 50

American Psychological Association (APA)
, 45

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
, 97–98

Apple
, 19

Application-based employers
, 16

Assets
, 27–28

Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment (2002)
, 46

Awkward Traveller
, 96

Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream
, 48

Bauman, Zygmunt
, 7, 13–14, 19, 82–83, 113, 119

Beyond Boredom and Anxiety: Experiencing Flow in Work and Play (1975)
, 47

Black Adventuristas
, 95

Black and Abroad
, 95

Black Girls Travel
, 95

Black Passport Stamps
, 95

Black travelers
, 96

Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America
, 48

Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability
, 98

Caribbean service workers
, 70

Carnival communities
, 7, 83

Casual leisure
, 60

Character development
, 47

Character Strengths and Virtues
, 46

Chiang Mai, Thailand
, 66–70

Co-living spaces
, 84–86

Coaching
, 40–41

Coalmine, digital nomads as canaries in
, 10–11

Community
, 82–83

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
, 43

Content mobility
, 39

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
, 19

Corporations
, 16

COVID-19 pandemic
, 1, 7–8, 84, 101

and disruption to traditional work
, 102–104

liquid modernity and
, 8, 19–20

Coworking spaces
, 84–86

Critical Design Lab, The
, 98

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly
, 45–47, 50

Curb Free With Cory Lee
, 98

Cyborg
, 20

Debts
, 27–28

Democracy in America
, 83

Demographics
, 8

Digital Bro-mads
, 52–53

Digital Nomad
, 54, 119

Digital nomadism
, 60

application to
, 51–57

Digital nomads
, 2–3, 13, 81, 101–102

as canaries in coalmine
, 10–11

co-living spaces and coworking spaces
, 84–86

community
, 82–83

inspiration for becoming
, 36–39

laptops, sunscreen, surfboards, and selfies
, 9–10

liquid modernity, and COVID-19 pandemic
, 7–8

marginalized identities, social justice, and volun-tourism
, 10

methodology
, 3–6

neoliberal financialization of real estate
, 81–82

organizations
, 86–90

outcasts of global bazaar economy
, 8–9

in pandemic times
, 1–2

participant demographics
, 6–7

positive psychology and adaptation to digital nomadism
, 9

seek community
, 10

Western millennials
, 8

women, travel destinations, and networks
, 83–84

Digital surveillance
, 42

Disability
, 97–98

Disability rights movement
, 98

Disaster capitalism
, 13, 19

Disney theme parks
, 62

Disruption
, 101

COVID-19 pandemic and disruption to traditional work
, 102–104

Downshifting
, 110–111

Drop-shipping
, 39

Early travel experiences with family
, 61–66

Eco-tourism
, 115–116

Educational attainment
, 29–30

Ehrenreich, Barbara
, 9, 45, 47–48, 51, 58, 120

Employment benefits
, 42–43

Environmental catastrophes
, 1

Environmental impacts of travel
, 111–113

Ethnographers
, 4

Ethnography
, 3–4

Ethnomethodological approach
, 4

Explosive communities
, 7

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History
, 50

Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
, 82

Feminist theorists
, 5

Ferriss, Tim
, 2, 44, 120

Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being
, 46

Foucauldian approach
, 51

4-Hour Workweek
, 2, 37, 52–53, 120

Freud, Sigmund
, 46

Full-time employment
, 119

Gender
, 28–29, 92–94

Gentrification
, 113–114

Gig economy
, 8, 15–18

Global Bazaar economy
, 8–9

digital surveillance
, 42

employment benefits
, 42–43

employment history
, 34–36

inspiration for becoming digital nomad
, 36–39

outcasts of
, 33

remote work
, 39–42

work-life balance
, 43–44

Goddess pilgrims
, 91

Google
, 1, 19

Governments
, 16, 42

Gross domestic product (GDP)
, 29

Growing up Absurd
, 110

Hamrale, Aimi
, 98

Happiness
, 49–50, 58, 116

Happycracy
, 49

Hegemonic whiteness
, 25

Home base
, 105–108

Home ownership
, 82

Homestead Act
, 82

Humanistic psychology
, 46

Hyper-capitalism
, 7

Illusion of the End, The
, 101

Income
, 27–28

Indigenous populations
, 70–71, 97

Initial public offering (IPO)
, 84

Institutional Review Board (IRB)
, 4

International Air Transport Association
, 95

International Labor Organization (ILO)
, 61

John Templeton Foundation
, 47

Journal of Sustainable Tourism, The
, 97

Journalism
, 41

Keynesian economics
, 101

Kyoto Protocol
, 111

Language
, 24

barriers
, 75–78

Laptops
, 9–10

Latinas Who Travel
, 97

Learned helplessness
, 46

Legal risk
, 17

Leisure
, 120

practices of digital nomads
, 9–10

of travel
, 59–60

LGBT folks
, 93–94

Liquid employment
, 15

Liquid modernity
, 7–8, 13–14

and COVID-19 pandemic
, 19–20

Liquid society
, 13–15

Local residents

interactions with
, 70–72

relations with
, 72–74

Lost Art of Staying Put
, 114–116

Manufacturing Happy Citizens: How the Science and Industry of Happiness Control Our Lives
, 49

Māori populations
, 30

Marginalized identities
, 10

Mass tourism
, 113–114

Mass tourists
, 70

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP)
, 46

McDonaldization concept
, 62

Micro-entrepreneurs
, 84

Microsoft
, 1

Millennials
, 8, 23, 26, 29, 31, 37, 119 (see also Western Millennials)

Mobility
, 39

National Philanthropic Trust
, 46

Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer
, 51

Neocolonial tourism
, 18–19

Neoliberal financialization of real estate
, 81–82

Neoliberal leisure
, 18–19

Neoliberalism
, 13–14, 45, 48, 121

Netflix
, 19

Networks
, 83–84

New York Times, The
, 104

Nomads
, 60

On the Road Again
, 116

Open Doors Organization, The
, 97

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
, 30

Over-tourism
, 108

Pandemics
, 1

Parents’ wealth and socioeconomic background
, 25–26

Penn Positive Psychology Center
, 46

“People Live Here”
, 113

Peterson, Christopher
, 47

Phenomenological study approaches
, 3–4

Physical risk
, 17

Platform risk
, 17

Political engagement
, 30

Positive psychology (PP)
, 9, 45–47

and adaptation to digital nomadism
, 9

application to digital nomadism
, 51–57

critics
, 45

critiques
, 47–51

Positive sociology
, 60

Positive thinking
, 45

Positivity
, 45

Power
, 19

Privilege
, 26–27

Protest and Resistance in the Tourist City
, 113

Psychological Inquiry (2003)
, 50–51

Qualitative research
, 3

Race
, 94–97

Racial identity
, 24–25

Racism
, 94–97

Regenerative travel
, 112

Remote work
, 39–42

Remote Year
, 88

Roam. co corporate model
, 87–88

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
, 46–47

Rogers, Carl
, 46

Search Engine Optimized content (SEO content)
, 41

Selfies
, 9–10

Seligman, Martin
, 45–47, 49–50, 54

Serious leisure
, 60–61

Sexuality
, 28–29, 92–94

Sharing economy
, 16

Silicon Valley start-up entrepreneurs
, 31

Sixth Annual International Positive Psychology Summit conference
, 47–48

Slow travel
, 108–110

Social class
, 26–27

Social identity
, 61

Social justice
, 10

Social unrest
, 113–114

Socioeconomic status
, 8

SoftBank
, 84–85

Spatial mobility
, 39

Sunscreen
, 9–10

Support Adventure (2020)
, 102

Surfboards
, 9–10

Symbolic interaction, aligned sociological theory of
, 3

TaskRabbit
, 16

Taste cultures
, 61

Technological innovations
, 20

Templeton Religion Trust
, 46

Temporal mobility
, 39

Tourism
, 18–19

Tourism
, 9–10

Tourism as serious leisure consumption
, 60–61

Transpersonal psychology
, 46

Travel
, 9–10, 92–97

bloggers
, 98

destinations
, 83–84

Travel Noire
, 95

Twitter
, 1

Uber
, 16

Universal Basic Income (UBI)
, 17

University of Costa Rica (UCR)
, 29

University of Pennsylvania
, 46

Urbanization
, 31–32

Volun-tourism
, 10

as alternative travel
, 98–99

Voting engagement
, 30

Wandering Ravens, The (2020)
, 102

Western Millennials
, 8, 23

debts, assets, and income
, 27–28

demographics and social context of Western, Millennial generation participants
, 24

educational attainment
, 29–30

gender and sexuality
, 28–29

parents’ wealth and socioeconomic background
, 25–26

political engagement
, 30

racial identity
, 24–25

social class and privilege
, 26–27

urbanization
, 31–32

workforce participation
, 30–31

WeWork
, 84–85

Wheelchair Travel
, 98

Women
, 83–84

Work-life balance
, 43–44

Workforce participation
, 30–31

World Happiness Report (2020)
, 49

Year of Return, The
, 91

Zapatista-related tourism
, 71

Zoom
, 19