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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.

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.

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
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  • 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.

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, Discovery, Transformation

Travel, Discovery, Transformation

  • Author: Gabriel R. Ricci
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351301144
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 350
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This latest volume in the Culture & Civilization series gathers interdisciplinary voices to present a collection of essays on travel and travel narratives. The essays span a range of topics from iconic ancient travel stories to modern tourism. They discuss travel in the ancient world, modern heroic travels, the literary culture of missionary travel, the intersection of fiction and travel narratives, modern literary traditions and visions of Greece, personal identity, and expatriation. Essays also address travel memoirs, the re-imagining of worlds through travel, transformed landscapes and animals in travel narratives, diplomacy, English women travel writers, and pilgrimage and health in the medieval world. The history of travel writing takes in multiple pursuits: exploration and conquest, religious pilgrimage and missionary work, educational tourism and diplomacy, scientific and personal discovery, and natural history and oral history. As a literary genre, it has enhanced a wide range of disciplines, including geography, ethnography, anthropology, and linguistics. Moreover, twenty-first-century interests in travel and travel writing have produced a global framework that promises to expand travel's theoretical reach into the depths of the Internet, thus challenging our conventional concept of what it means to travel. The fact that travel and travel writing have a prehistory that is embedded in foundational religious texts and ancient narratives of journey, like the Odyssey and the Epic of Gilgamesh, makes both travel and travel writing fundamental and essential expressions of humanity. Travel encourages writing, particularly as epistolary and poetic chronicling. This is clearly a history and tradition that began with human communication and which has kept pace with our collective development.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Literature and Identity in Italian Baroque Travel Writing

Literature and Identity in Italian Baroque Travel Writing

  • Author: Nathalie Hester
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780754661948
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 225
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This first full-length study in English on seventeenth-century Italian travel writing enriches our understanding of an unusually fertile period for Italian contributions to the genre. The intrinsic qualities of this literature can now be grasped in terms of the larger question of cultural identity in Italy. For Hester, the specifically literary characteristics of Italian travel writing--including its humanism or Petrarchism--highlight the classic eminence throughout Europe of a prestigious tradition inherent to Italy, one compensating then for the peninsula's lack of a national political identity.

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.

Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism

Roots and Realities

  • Author: C. James Trotman
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253108845
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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Multi-culturalism Roots and Realities Edited by C. James Trotman Examines the place of multiculturalism in our society. The most meaningful support for multiculturalism has come from intellectuals, such as those represented in this book, who have discovered greater meaning about our American past by incorporating the concepts driving multi-culturalism. These essays engage the word and its meanings, as varied as they are, in an effort to add and expand on the dialogue for this ever-increasingly vital concept. However, Multiculturalism: Roots and Realities is not a book aimed at debates; instead, each essay generally makes use of multiculturalism as a way of examining history and social themes, while providing a broader and perhaps a deeper view of 19th-century American life and thought. The book's general goal, which in fact belongs to all of us, is to recognize excellence in the cultures of the historically neglected, claim excellence where it is found, and position it so that it can contribute to a fuller understanding of the human condition. Contributors include Susan Alves, Barbara J. Ballard, Jeannine DeLombard, Juniper Ellis, Joe B. Fulton, Henry Louis Gates, Richard E. Greene, Richard Hardack, Julie Husband, Gillian Johns, Verner D. Mitchell, Christine Palumbo-DeSimone, Janet Shannon, C. James Trotman, Matthew Wilson, and Julie Winch C. James Trotman is Professor of English and founding director of the Frederick Douglass Institute at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He is author of Langston Hughes: The Man, His Art, and His Continuing Influence. Sales territory is worldwide January 2002 320 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 cloth 0-253-34002-0 $49.95 L / £35.50 paper 0-253-21487-4 $22.95 s / £16.50

Relativistic Flight Mechanics and Space Travel

Relativistic Flight Mechanics and Space Travel

A Primer for Students, Engineers and Scientists

  • Author: Richard F. Tinder
  • Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • ISBN: 1598291300
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 117
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The main substance of the book begins with a background review of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity as it pertains to relativistic flight mechanics and space travel. Next, the book moves into relativistic rocket mechanics and related subject matter. Finally, the primary subjects regarding space travel are covered in some depth-a crescendo for the book. This is followed by a geometric treatment of relativistic effects by using Minkowski diagrams and K-calculus. The book concludes with brief discussions of other prospective, even exotic, transport systems for relativistic space travel.An appendix is provided to cover tables of useful data and unit conversions together with mathematical identities and other information used in this book. Annotated references are provided for further reading. A detailed glossary and index are given at the beginning and end of the book, respectively. To provide a better understanding of the subject matter presented in the book, simple problems with answers are provided at the end of each of the four substantive chapters.

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.

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.

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.

DOD business transformation Defense travel system continues to face implementation challenges : report to congressional addressees.

DOD business transformation Defense travel system continues to face implementation challenges : report to congressional addressees.

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 1428930108
  • Category:
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