The Travels of Mendes Pinto

Author: Fernão Mendes Pinto

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226669519

Category: History

Page: 663

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A sixteenth century Portuguese trader recounts his experiences traveling to China and Japan.

The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

Author: John Mandeville

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147398

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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This fascinating work, ostensibly written to encourage and instruct pilgrims traveling to biblical lands, recounts the author's alleged experiences in the Holy Land, India, China, and beyond.

Travel, Tourism, and Identity

Author: Gabriel R. Ricci

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135130111X

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 9552


Travel, Tourism and Identity addresses the psychological and social adjustments that occur when people make contact with others outside their social, cultural, or linguistic groups. Whether such contact is the result of tourism, seeking exile, or relocating abroad, the volume's contributors demonstrate how one's identity, cultural assumptions, and worldview can be brought into question. In some cases, the traveller finds that bridging the social and cultural gap between himself and the new society is fairly easy. In other cases, the traveller discovers that reorienting himself requires absorbing a new cultural history and traditions. The contributors argue that making these adjustments will surely enhance the traveller's or tourist's experience; otherwise the traveller or tourist will be at risk of becoming a marginalized figure, one disconnected from the society that surrounds him. This latest volume in the Culture & Civilization series features a collection of essays on travel and tourism. The essays cover a range of topics from historical travels to modern social identities. They discuss ancient travels, contemporary travels in Europe, Africa and sustainable eco-tourism, and the politics of tourism. Essays also address experiences of Grenada's "Spice Island" identity, and the effects of globalization and migrations on personal identity.

Dreaming in Books

Author: Andrew Piper

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226669726

Category: History

Page: 303

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Examining novels, critical editions, gift books, translations, and illustrated books, as well as the communities who made them, Dreaming in Books tells a wide-ranging story of the book's identity at the turn of the nineteenth century. In so doing, it shows how many of the most pressing modern communicative concerns are not unique to the digital age but emerged with a particular sense of urgency during the bookish upheavals of the romantic era. In revisiting the book's rise through the prism of romantic literature, Piper aims to revise our assumptions about romanticism, the medium of the printed book, and, ultimately, the future of the book in our so-called digital age."--Pub. desc.

A Generic History of Travel Writing in Anglophone and Polish Literature

Author: Grzegorz Moroz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004429611

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 236

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A Generic History of Travel Writing in Anglophone and Polish Literature offers a comprehensive, comparative and generic analysis of developments of travel writing in Anglophone and Polish literature from the Late Medieval Period to the twenty-first century. These developments are depicted in a wider context of travel narratives written in other European languages.

Travels in Paradox

Author: Claudio Minca,Tim Oakes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461646375

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 6486


This innovative volume focuses on tourism through the twin lenses of cultural theory and cultural geography. Presenting a set of innovative case studies on tourist places around the world, the contributors explore the paradoxes of the tourist experience and the implications of these paradoxes for our broader understanding of modern identity as simultaneously grounded and mobile. The book examines how tourism reveals the paradoxical ways that places are both mobile and rooted, real and fake, inhabited by those who are simultaneously insiders and outsiders, and both subjectively experienced and objectively viewed. This rich blend of empirical and theoretical analysis will be invaluable for cultural geographers, anthropologists, and sociologists of tourism.