'CouchSurfing' : explorations in cosmopolitanism, trust, and resistance

Doctoral thesis OPEN
Shapiro, Josh D.;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: Online social networks History 21st century | Psychology Travelers 21st century | Cosmopolitanism Measurement | Social aspects Trust | Culture and globalization | Culture and tourism

This dissertation is based on qualitative and quantitative research conducted via a case study of CouchSurfing.org, a hybrid online/offline hospitality exchange network that enables travelers to locate locals who offer them free accommodation. Chapter one begins with a ... View more
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