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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.

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.

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.

Beastly Journeys

Beastly Journeys

Travel and Transformation at the fin de si?cle

  • Author: Tim Youngs
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1781385521
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 237
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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 si?cle and in metaphors of travel, animals and shape-changing.

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.

Philosophy and Art in Gurdjieff's Beelzebub

Philosophy and Art in Gurdjieff's Beelzebub

A Modern Sufi Odyssey

  • Author: Anna T. Challenger
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042014893
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 145
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This book demonstrates that the most forceful contribution to George Gurdjieff's world-view is Sufism, understood as the tradition of seeking truth wherever it can be found, especially at the meeting place of the world religions. Gurdjieff's masterpiece, Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson, is philosophically analyzed in its use of literary devices to jolt the reader into radical transformation.

Transformation of Knowledge Through Classroom Interaction

Transformation of Knowledge Through Classroom Interaction

  • Author: Baruch Schwarz,Tommy Dreyfus,Rina Hershkowitz
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134007329
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 336
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Classrooms provide extremely varied settings in which learning may take place, including teacher-led conversations, small group unguided discussions, individual problem solving or computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL). Transformation of Knowledge through Classroom Interaction examines and evaluates different ways which have been used to support students learning in classrooms, using mathematics and science as a model to examine how different types of interactions contribute to students’ participation in classroom activity, and their understanding of concepts and their practical applications. The contributions in this book offer rich descriptions and ways of understanding how learning occurs in both traditional and non-traditional settings. Combining theoretical perspectives with practical applications, the book includes discussions of: the roles of dialogue and argumentation in constructing knowledge the role of guidance in constructing knowledge abstracting processes in mathematics and science classrooms the effect of environment, media and technology on learning processes methodologies for tracing transformation of knowledge in classroom interaction. Bringing together a broad range of contributions from leading international researchers, this book makes an important contribution to the field of classroom learning, and will appeal to all those engaged in academic research in education.

Spiritual Tourism

Spiritual Tourism

Travel and Religious Practice in Western Society

  • Author: Alex Norman
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441150447
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 239
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First volume exploring spiritual tourism as a phenomenon in Western cultures of travel, discussing the relationship between contemporary tourism and secular approaches to religious practices.

Transformational Tourism

Transformational Tourism

Tourist Perspectives

  • Author: Yvette Reisinger
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 1780642091
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 237
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This book deals with the issue of how travel and tourism, if developed in a proper form, can contribute to human transformation, growth and development, and change human behaviour and our relationship with the world. The volume investigates the experiences offered by travel and tourism that can change travellers as human beings and their relationships and interactions with natural, socio-cultural, economic, political and technological environments. The book has been published in two volumes. This first volume focuses on the tourist perspective and the tourist self. It consists of 16 chapters covering different types of tourism, including: wellness, retreat, religious and spiritual tourism; extreme sports, backpacking and cultural tourism; WWOOFing and ecotourism; and volunteer and educational tourism. This book is primarily intended for tourism students and tourism programmes in business and non-business schools. However, it could also appeal to students, academics and professionals from disciplines that deal with human development and behavioural changes.

The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing

The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing

  • Author: Debbie Lisle
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 113946096X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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To what extent do best-selling travel books, such as those by Paul Theroux, Bill Bryson, Bruce Chatwin and Michael Palin, tell us as much about world politics as newspaper articles, policy documents and press releases? Debbie Lisle argues that the formulations of genre, identity, geopolitics and history at work in contemporary travel writing are increasingly at odds with a cosmopolitan and multicultural world in which 'everybody travels'. Despite the forces of globalization, common stereotypes about 'foreignness' continue to shape the experience of modern travel. The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing, first published in 2006, is concerned with the way contemporary travelogues engage with, and try to resolve, familiar struggles about global politics such as the protection of human rights, the promotion of democracy, the management of equality within multiculturalism and the reduction of inequality. This is a thoroughly interdisciplinary book that draws from international relations, literary theory, political theory, geography, anthropology and history.

Books and Travel

Books and Travel

Inspiration, Quests and Transformation

  • Author: Dr. Jennifer Laing,Dr. Warwick Frost
  • Publisher: Channel View Publications
  • ISBN: 1845413504
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 240
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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.

The Best Women's Travel Writing 2009

The Best Women's Travel Writing 2009

True Stories from Around the World

  • Author: Lucy McCauley
  • Publisher: Travelers' Tales
  • ISBN: 1932361995
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 352
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This best-selling, award-winning series presents the finest accounts of women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples — and themselves. The common threads connecting the stories are a woman’s perspective and lively storytelling to make the reader laugh, cry, wish she were there, or be glad she wasn’t. From breaking the gender barrier on a soccer field in Kenya to learning the art of French cooking in a damp cellar in the Loire Valley to hitchhiking through Mexico in the 1960s, the points of view and perspectives are global and the themes eclectic, including stories that encompass spiritual growth, hilarity and misadventure, high adventure, romance, solo journeys, stories of service to humanity, family travel, and encounters with exotic cuisine.

In the Morningland

In the Morningland

Or, The Law of the Origin and Transformation of Christianity

  • Author: John Stuart Stuart Glennie
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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The Happy Man Lied: A Tale of Trial, Truth and Transformation

The Happy Man Lied: A Tale of Trial, Truth and Transformation

  • Author: Floyd W. Mackler
  • Publisher: PublishAmerica
  • ISBN: 1456063804
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 406
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If you could but see it, nearly everything about the way human culture treats sex is expressive of fear. If sex were a child, it would be the most battered and brutalized child in the universe. In its genuine spiritual or authentic character, sex is repressed, suppressed, denied, covered up, legislated, caged, and not allowed to see the light of day; while, at the same time, in its institutionalized and public expressions it is distorted, exploited, ridiculed, flagrantly flashed in everyone's face and paraded through the streets. This book is the narration of a young man who died of AIDS in the early 1990's. It is a graphic description of his homosexual drives and engagements. Then it turns to his personal encounter with the Grace of God. That is followed by his ongoing transformation and a prophetic ministry from God through him. Can it ""aid"" the reader to wake-up to the power of the Risen One that resides within those that believe?

The Image before the Weapon

The Image before the Weapon

a critical history of the distinction between combatant and civilian

  • Author: Helen M. Kinsella
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801461262
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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Since at least the Middle Ages, the laws of war have distinguished between combatants and civilians under an injunction now formally known as the principle of distinction. The principle of distinction is invoked in contemporary conflicts as if there were an unmistakable and sure distinction to be made between combatant and civilian. As is so brutally evident in armed conflicts, it is precisely the distinction between civilian and combatant, upon which the protection of civilians is founded, cannot be taken as self-evident or stable. Helen M. Kinsella documents that the history of international humanitarian law itself admits the difficulty of such a distinction. In The Image Before the Weapon, Kinsella explores the evolution of the concept of the civilian and how it has been applied in warfare. A series of discourses-including gender, innocence, and civilization- have shaped the legal, military, and historical understandings of the civilian and she documents how these discourses converge at particular junctures to demarcate the difference between civilian and combatant. Engaging with works on the law of war from the earliest thinkers in the Western tradition, including St. Thomas Aquinas and Christine de Pisan, to contemporary figures such as James Turner Johnson and Michael Walzer, Kinsella identifies the foundational ambiguities and inconsistencies in the principle of distinction, as well as the significant role played by Christian concepts of mercy and charity. She then turns to the definition and treatment of civilians in specific armed conflicts: the American Civil War and the U.S.-Indian Wars of the nineteenth century, and the civil wars of Guatemala and El Salvador in the 1980s. Finally, she analyzes the two modern treaties most influential for the principle of distinction: the 1949 IV Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Times of War and the 1977 Protocols Additional to the 1949 Conventions, which for the first time formally defined the civilian within international law. She shows how the experiences of the two world wars, but particularly World War II, and the Algerian war of independence affected these subsequent codifications of the laws of war. As recognition grows that compliance with the principle of distinction to limit violence against civilians depends on a firmer grasp of its legal, political, and historical evolution, The Image before the Weapon is a timely intervention in debates about how best to protect civilian populations.

International Journal of Management and Transformation: Vol.5, No.1

International Journal of Management and Transformation: Vol.5, No.1

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Universal-Publishers
  • ISBN: 161233539X
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Finding Your Element

Finding Your Element

How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life

  • Author: Ken Robinson Ph.D.,Lou Aronica
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101622679
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 304
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Element gives readers an inspirational and practical guide to self-improvement, happiness, creativity, and personal transformation Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk video and groundbreaking book, The Element, introduced readers to a new concept of self-fulfillment through the convergence of natural talents and personal passions. The Element has inspired readers all over the world and has created for Robinson an intensely devoted following. Now comes the long-awaited companion, the practical guide that helps people find their own Element. Among the questions that this new book answers are: • How do I find out what my talents and passions are? • What if I love something I’m not good at? • What if I’m good at something I don’t love? • What if I can’t make a living from my Element? • How do I do help my children find their Element? Finding Your Element comes at a critical time as concerns about the economy, education and the environment continue to grow. The need to connect to our personal talents and passions has never been greater. As Robinson writes in his introduction, wherever you are, whatever you do, and no matter how old you are, if you’re searching for your Element, this book is for you.

Windows to the Womb

Windows to the Womb

Revealing the Conscious Baby from Conception to Birth

  • Author: David Chamberlain
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 1583945695
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 240
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Windows to the Womb is an eloquent guide through the first nine months of life from conception to birth. In the past, the invisible physical processes of fetal development were mysterious and largely unexplainable, but in the past half-century, breakthroughs in embryology, interuterine photography, ultrasound, and other sensitive instruments of measurement have enabled us to make systematic observations inside the womb. We now understand that fetuses are fully sentient and aware beings. In this new climate of appreciation for the surprising dimensions of fetal behavior, sensitivity, and intelligence, this book brings a host of new information to light about the transformative journey each one of us must undergo in the womb. With reverent awe, the author describes the amazing construction of our physical bodies, the "ultimate architecture," and draws parallels with the expansion of our minds as our brains and senses develop and grow. Dr. Chamberlain details new discoveries in embryonic and fetal research that support his own findings on the impact of the mother's emotional and physical state during pregnancy; the importance of bonding at the earliest stages, long before birth; and the steps that expectant parents can take to ensure the most nurturing start in life for their children. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cut-Pieces

Cut-Pieces

Celluloid Obscenity and Popular Cinema in Bangladesh

  • Author: Lotte Hoek
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231535155
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 272
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Imagine watching an action film in a small-town cinema hall in Bangladesh, and in between the gun battles and fistfights a short pornographic clip appears. This is known as a cut-piece, a strip of locally made celluloid pornography surreptitiously spliced into the reels of action films in Bangladesh. Exploring the shadowy world of these clips and their place in South Asian film culture, Lotte Hoek builds a rare, detailed portrait of the production, consumption, and cinematic pleasures of stray celluloid. Hoek's innovative ethnography plots the making and reception of Mintu the Murderer (2005, pseud.), a popular, Bangladeshi B-quality action movie and fascinating embodiment of the cut-piece phenomenon. She begins with the early scriptwriting phase and concludes with multiple screenings in remote Bangladeshi cinema halls, following the cut-pieces as they appear and disappear from the film, destabilizing its form, generating controversy, and titillating audiences. Hoek's work shines an unusual light on Bangladesh's state-owned film industry and popular practices of the obscene. She also reframes conceptual approaches to South Asian cinema and film culture, drawing on media anthropology to decode the cultural contradictions of Bangladesh since the 1990s.