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Digital Nomads: In Search of Meaningful Work in the New Economy

Rachael A. Woldoff and Robert C. Litchfield


Digital nomads are knowledge workers who actively seek a lifestyle of freedom, using technology to perform their work remotely, traveling far and wide, and moving as often as they like. They have left their local coffee shops behind and now proudly post their “office of the day” photos from exotic locales, but what do their lives really look like? This book takes readers into an expatriate digital nomad community in Bali, Indonesia, and presents new manifestations of classic questions about community, creativity, and the role of place in the modern human ecosystem. It explains why digital noma ... More

Keywords: creative class, cities, community, remote work, technology, expatriates, knowledge work, location independent, like-minded, freedom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190931780
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190931780.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rachael A. Woldoff, author
Professor of Sociology, West Virginia University

Robert C. Litchfield, author
Associate Professor of Economics and Business, Washington & Jefferson College