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dc.contributor.advisorRivas-Rodriguez, Maggie
dc.creatorCathey, Denise Anne-Marie
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-05T21:25:54Z
dc.date.available2019-02-05T21:25:54Z
dc.date.created2018-12
dc.date.issued2019-01-31
dc.date.submittedDecember 2018
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T25H7CF38
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/72804
dc.description.abstractThe Traveler subculture has a shadowy existence in modern American life. A loose network of people who live off the grid, Travelers build their lives around constant movement, traveling from place to place by hitchhiking, walking, illegally riding trains, cars, or whatever other means are available to them. As a group they prize independence from societal norms, living on the road and the loose network of relationships between Travelers. However, most Travelers, due to the prevalence of drugs and alcohol and physical exhaustion, wind up either leaving or being forced out of the Traveler subculture by the age of 30. Those that do stay usually run the risk of either being arrested often enough that they go to prison, joining the homeless population or simply disappearing. Adjusting to life off the road presents its own difficulties as Travelers, due to their previous lifestyle, have limited options and experience for living settled lives. Through a combination of photographs and a written essay I examine five Traveler’s journeys from leaving or being forced out of the subculture, either permanently or temporarily, and their struggles in building their current lives in San Marcos, Texas.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectTravelers
dc.subjectAmerican Travelers
dc.subjectTraveler subculture
dc.subjectLiving off the grid
dc.subjectTraveler lifestyle
dc.subjectFormer Travelers
dc.subjectHitchhikers
dc.subjectTraveler relationships
dc.subjectTraveler social conditions
dc.subjectLife on the road
dc.subjectSan Marcos Travelers
dc.subjectVagabonds
dc.subjectNomads
dc.titleOur time sustained : an exploration of Travelers in transition
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2019-02-05T21:25:54Z
dc.description.departmentJournalism
thesis.degree.departmentJournalism
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalism
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
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