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Travel and Transformation

Travel and Transformation

  • Author: Garth Lean,Russell Staiff
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317006577
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 252
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Travel and tourism have a long association with the notion of transformation, both in terms of self and social collectives. What is surprising, however, is that this association has, on the whole, remained relatively underexplored and unchallenged, with little in the way of a corpus of academic literature surrounding these themes. Instead, much of the literature to date has focused upon describing and categorising tourism and travel experiences from a supply-side perspective, with travellers themselves defined in terms of their motivations and interests. While the tourism field can lay claim to several significant milestone contributions, there have been few recent attempts at a rigorous re-theorization of the issues arising from the travel/transformation nexus. The opportunity to explore the socio-cultural dimensions of transformation through travel has thus far been missed. Bringing together geographers, sociologists, cultural researchers, philosophers, anthropologists, visual researchers, literary scholars and heritage researchers, this volume explores what it means to transform through travel in a modern, mobile world. In doing so, it draws upon a wide variety of traveller perspectives - including tourists, backpackers, lifestyle travellers, migrants, refugees, nomads, walkers, writers, poets, virtual travellers and cosmetic surgery patients - to unpack a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination since the very first works of Western literature.

The Thousand and One Nights

The Thousand and One Nights

Space, Travel and Transformation

  • Author: Richard van Leeuwen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134146612
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 192
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This volume discusses The Thousand and One Nights' themes of space and travel showing how they are used not only as a setting in which the story unfolds, but also as the dynamic force which propels the heroes and the story to the final dénouement. These events often symbolize a process of transformation, in which the hero has to search for his destined role or strive to attain the object of his desire. In this way, themes of travel are the narrative backbone of stories of various genres including love, religion, magic and adventure. This book not only gives a fresh approach to many stories of the collection, but also proposes new insights in the nature of The Thousand and one Nights as a self-reflexive narrative and is essential reading for scholars of Arabic literature.

Global Migrants, Local Lives : Travel and Transformation in Rural Bangladesh

Global Migrants, Local Lives : Travel and Transformation in Rural Bangladesh

Travel and Transformation in Rural Bangladesh

  • Author: Katy Gardner
  • Publisher: Clarendon Press
  • ISBN: 0191590835
  • Category:
  • Page: 316
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Long-term migration is one of the most important factors in the formation of cultural identities in the modern world. Immigrant communities are usually studied in the context of the country people have migrated to; Katy Gardner, however, looks at the neglected `sending' side of the equation. In the sending communities, out-migration has become a central economic and social resource - the route to social, as well as physical, mobility, transforming those who gain access to it. Dr Gardner examines the cultural context and effects of the long-term migration from Bangladesh to Britain and the Middle East, drawing on her fieldwork in the Sylhet district,an area of exceptional migration. Major aspects of Bangledeshi life such as land, family structure, marriage and religion - all of which have been affected by the heavy out-migration - are covered in detail, and the transformation of the social structure is mapped. In focusing on local ideology, this book shows how local cultural meanings are constantly negotiated and contested by different groups in the context of rapid economic change. At the heart of this important contribution to the anthropology of migration is a presentation of the dynamic nature of migration and the concomitant possibility of self-transformation it holds for migrant cultures.

Beastly Journeys

Beastly Journeys

Travel and Transformation at the Fin de Siècle

  • Author: Tim Youngs
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1846319587
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 225
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Bats, beetles, wolves, butterflies, bulls, panthers, apes, leopards and spiders are among the countless creatures that crowd the pages of literature of the late nineteenth century. Whether in Gothic novels, science fiction, fantasy, fairy tales, journalism, political discourse, realism or naturalism, the line between the human and the animal becomes blurred. Beastly Journeys examines these bestial transformations across a range of well-known and less familiar texts and shows how they are provoked not only by the mutations of Darwinism but by social and economic shifts that have been lost in retellings and readings of them. The physical alterations described by George Gissing, George MacDonald, Arthur Machen, Arthur Morrison, W.T. Stead, Bram Stoker, H.G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, and many of their contemporaries, are responses to changes in the social body as Britain underwent a series of social and economic crises. Metaphors of travel social, spatial, temporal, mythical and psychological keep these stories on the move, confusing literary genres along with the indeterminacy of physical shape that they relate. Beastly Journeys will appeal to anyone interested in the relationship between nineteenth-century literature and its contexts and especially to those interested in the fin de siecle and in metaphors of travel, animals and shape-changing. "

Books and Travel

Books and Travel

  • Author: Jennifer Laing,Warwick Frost
  • Publisher: Channel View Publications
  • ISBN: 1845413482
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 210
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The books that we read, whether travel-focused or not, may influence the way in which we understand the process or experience of travel. This multidisciplinary work provides a critical analysis of the inspirational and transformational role that books play in travel imaginings. Does reading a book encourage us to think of travel as exotic, adventurous, transformative, dangerous or educative? Do different genres of books influence a reader's view of travel in multifarious ways? These questions are explored through a literary analysis of an eclectic selection of books spanning the period from the eighteenth century to the present day. Genres covered include historical fiction, children's books, westerns, science-fiction and crime fiction.

Song of India

Song of India

Tales of Travel and Transformation

  • Author: Mariellen Ward
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780986748905
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 53
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After several harrowing years of losses, the author set out to recover from grief, understand the essence of yoga, and rediscover the joy of living by traveling, studying yoga, and volunteering in India.

Travel As Transformation

Travel As Transformation

Conquer the Limits of Culture to Discover Your Own Identity

  • Author: Gregory Diehl
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781945884245
  • Category:
  • Page: 168
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Leaving his California home as a teenager, bestselling author Gregory V. Diehl fully immersed himself, living and working, in 45 countries across the globe. In Travel As Transformation, he puts his diverse cultural experiences on display and asks the reader to question how their own identity has been shaped by their culture.

Transformative Travel in a Mobile World

Transformative Travel in a Mobile World

  • Author: Garth Lean
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 1780643993
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 274
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This book presents the re-theorisation of travel and transformation. It explores the factors that influence the behaviours of a traveller, how these become entwined in experiences and how travel experiences continue on a traveller’s return. It uses the notion of transformation to redevelop the temporal and spatial boundaries of physical travel, develop a model for unpacking transformation and to look at new methods in the exploration of travel research.

Emotion in Motion

Emotion in Motion

Tourism, Affect and Transformation

  • Author: Dr David Picard,Professor Mike Robinson
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409490521
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 308
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What happens when tourists scream with fear, shout with anger and frustration, weep with joy and delight, or even faint in the face of revealed beauty? How can certain sites affect some tourists so deeply that they require hospitalisation and psychiatric treatment? What are the inner contours of tourist experience and how does it relate to specific emotional cultures? What are the consequences of the emotional cultures of tourists upon destinations? How are differences in emotional culture mobilized and played out in the transnational contact zones of international tourism? While many books have engaged with the structural frames of tourist practice and experience, this is the first to deal with the emotional dimensions of tourism, travel and contact and the ways in which they can transform tourists, destinations and travel cultures through emotional engagements. The book brings together an international array of scholars from anthropology, psychiatry, history, cultural geography and critical tourism studies to explore how the movement to, and through, the realms of exotic people, wild natures, subliminal art, spirit worlds, metropolitan cities and sexualised 'others' variably provoke emotions, peak experiences, travel syndromes and inner dialogues. The authors show how tourism challenges us to engage with concepts of self, other, time, nature, sex, the body and death. Through a set of ethnographic and historic cases, they demonstrate that such engagements usually have little to do with the actual destination but rather, are deeply anchored in personal memories, repressed fears and desires, and the collective imaginaries of our societies.

Touring Cultures

Touring Cultures

Transformations of Travel and Theory

  • Author: Chris Rojek,John Urry
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134833733
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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It is becoming ever clearer that while people tour cultures, cultures and objects themselves are in a constant state of migration. This collection brings together some of the most influential writers in the field to examine the complex connections between tourism and cultural change and the relevance of tourist experience to current theoretical debates on space, time and identity.

Storm

Storm

A Motorcycle Journey of Love, Endurance, and Transformation

  • Author: Allen Noren
  • Publisher: Travelers' Tales
  • ISBN: 1609520041
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 340
  • View: 3179
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Begun as a grand adventure, Storm tells the story of a trip that quickly became a tumultuous test of endurance. When the Baltic States of the former Soviet Union opened up, Allen and his girlfriend Suzanne were drawn to the prospect of traveling together once again. Setting out on a motorcycle, the two seasoned travelers rode through Germany, Denmark, and Sweden to the Arctic Circle, then on to Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland. Though they’d been together for seven years, and thought they knew what to expect from an extended road trip, they couldn’t foresee the unrelenting natural elements, shifts in once-shared dreams, or fissures in their relationship that lay ahead. Often darkly humorous, Storm reveals a couple’s love and the fragility of human connections as it recounts the journey that became a test of both riders’ physical and emotional endurance.

Tourism Distribution Channels

Tourism Distribution Channels

Practices, Issues and Transformations

  • Author: Dimitrios Buhalis,Eric Laws
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
  • ISBN: 9780826454706
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 378
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Distribution is regarded as one of the most critical managerial decisions, which can actually determine the competitiveness and profitability of organizations. As the first book to cover this key tourism subject, Tourism Distribution Channels brings together a range of contemporary case-study material, providing the underlying theory as well as practical aspects from a range of sectors and regions around the world. The material is considered from multiple theoretical perspectives, including: industry network theory, relationship marketing, industry structure, value chain approaches and systems theory.

Touring Cultures

Touring Cultures

Transformations of Travel and Theory

  • Author: Chris Rojek,John Urry
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134833741
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
  • View: 9062
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This collection brings together some of the most influential writers in the field to examine the complex connections between tourism and cultural change and the relevance of tourist experience to debates on space, time and identity.

An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide

An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide

  • Author: Michael Sahota
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1105735729
  • Category:
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Mobility, Meaning and Transformations of Things

Mobility, Meaning and Transformations of Things

shifting contexts of material culture through time and space

  • Author: Hans Peter Hahn,Hadas Weis
  • Publisher: Oxbow Books
  • ISBN: 1782970843
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 176
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Things travel around the globe: they are shipped as mass consumer goods, or transported as souvenirs or gifts. There are infinite ways for things to be mobile, not only in the era of globalisation but since the beginning of time, as the earliest traces of long distance trading show. This book investigates the mobility of things from archaeological and anthropological perspectives. Material Objects are characterised by temporal continuity, embodying a prior existence with lingering effects. Yet the material continuity disguises the transformations they may undergo, which only become evident upon closer examination. Objects are in perpetual flux, leaving visible traces of their age, usage, and previous life. While travelling through time, objects also circulate through space, and their spatial mobility alters their meaning and use with respect to new cultural horizons. As objects transform through time and space, so does the value attributed to them. Mapping out itineraries of value in the realm of the material, allows us to grasp the nature of a given social formation through the shape and meaning taken on by its valued 'stuff'. It also provides insights into the nature of materiality, through the value ascribed to objects at a given point in time and space. This edited volume brings together studies of material culture, materiality and value, with regard to the mobility of objects, with the aim of tracing the ways in which societies constitute their valued objects and how the realm of the material reflects upon society.

Matrices and Transformations

Matrices and Transformations

  • Author: Anthony J. Pettofrezzo
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486151808
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 144
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Elementary, concrete approach: fundamentals of matrix algebra, linear transformation of the plane, application of properties of eigenvalues and eigenvectors to study of conics. Includes proofs of most theorems. Answers to odd-numbered exercises.

Form and Transformation

Form and Transformation

Generative and Relational Principles in Biology

  • Author: Gerry Webster,Brian Goodwin
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521354516
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 287
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Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection fails to explain the forms of organisms because it focuses on inheritance and survival, not on how organisms are generated. The first part of this 2007 book (by Gerry Webster) looks critically of the conceptual structure of Darwinism and describes the limitation of the theory of evolution as a comprehensive biological theory, arguing that a theory of biological form is needed to understand the structure of organisms and their transformations as revealed in taxonomy. The second part of the book (by Brian Goodwin) explores such a theory in terms of organisms as developing and transforming dynamic systems, within which gene action is to be understood. A number of specific examples, including tetrapod limb formation and Drosophila development, are used to illustrate how these hierarchically-organized dynamic fields undergo robust symmetry-breaking cascades to produce generic forms.

Tradition and Transformation in Christian Art

Tradition and Transformation in Christian Art

The Transcultural Icon

  • Author: C.A. Tsakiridou
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351187252
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 230
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Tradition and Transformation in Christian Art approaches tradition and transculturality in religious art from an Orthodox perspective that defines tradition as a dynamic field of exchanges and synergies between iconographic types and their variants. Relying on a new ontology of iconographic types, it explores one of the most significant ascetical and eschatological Christian images, the King of Glory (Man of Sorrows). This icon of the dead-living Christ originated in Byzantium, migrated west, and was promoted in the New World by Franciscan and Dominican missions. Themes include tensions between Byzantine and Latin spiritualities of penance and salvation, the participation of the body and gender in deification, and the theological plasticity of the Christian imaginary. Primitivist tendencies in Christian eschatology and modernism place avant-garde interest in New Mexican santos and Greek icons in tradition.

Transitions and Transformations

Transitions and Transformations

Cultural Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course

  • Author: Caitrin Lynch,Jason Danely
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 0857457799
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 280
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Rapid population aging, once associated with only a select group of modern industrialized nations, has now become a topic of increasing global concern. This volume reframes aging on a global scale by illustrating the multiple ways it is embedded within individual, social, and cultural life courses. It presents a broad range of ethnographic work, introducing a variety of conceptual and methodological approaches to studying life-course transitions in conjunction with broader sociocultural transformations. Through detailed accounts, in such diverse settings as nursing homes in Sri Lanka, a factory in Massachusetts, cemeteries in Japan and clinics in Mexico, the authors explore not simply our understandings of growing older, but the interweaving of individual maturity and intergenerational relationships, social and economic institutions, and intimate experiences of gender, identity, and the body.

The Travel Effect

The Travel Effect

A Path for Adventure, Opportunity, and Transformation

  • Author: Stephen Baccari
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780998628004
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Have you ever wanted to change your reality? Have you ever felt that your current environment was limiting you from success? Have you ever wanted to transform your life by going somewhere foreign, but were unable to do so because of fears around money, security, and time?After realizing that his outlook on life was making him miserable, Stephen Baccari started asking the following questions: How can I learn to love and respect myself? How do I uncover my passions? How do I create a life that I?m proud of?In The Travel Effect, Baccari combines his around-the-world adventures with practical advice for anyone who wants to become a Mindful Traveler and discover any destination. This book is essential reading for individuals who are passionate about connecting with themselves, other people, and foreign cultures.