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The Resource Extreme pursuits : travel/writing in an age of globalization, Graham Huggan

Extreme pursuits : travel/writing in an age of globalization, Graham Huggan

Label
Extreme pursuits : travel/writing in an age of globalization
Title
Extreme pursuits
Title remainder
travel/writing in an age of globalization
Statement of responsibility
Graham Huggan
Title variation
Travel/writing in an age of globalization
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Extreme Pursuits looks at the new conditions of global travel and the unease, even paranoia, that underlies them - at the opportunities they offer for alternative identities and their oscillation between remembered and anticipated states. Graham Huggan offers a provocative account of what is happening to travel at a time characterized by extremes of social and political instability in which adrenaline-filled travelers appear correspondingly determined to take risks. It includes discussions of the links between tourism and terrorism, of contemporary modes of disaster tourism, and of the writing that derives from these; but it also confirms the existence of more responsible forms of travel/writing that demonstrate awareness of a chronically endangered world." "Extreme Pursuits is the first study of its kind to link travel writing explicitly with structural changes in the global tourist industry. The book makes clear that travel writing can no longer take refuge in the classic distinctions (traveler versus tourist, foreigner versus native) on which it previously depended. Such distinctions - which were dubious in the first place - no longer make sense in an increasingly globalized world. Huggan argues accordingly that the category "travel writing" must include experimental ethnography and prose fiction; that it should concern itself with other kinds of travel practices, such as those related to Holocaust deportation and migrant labor; and that it should encompass representations of travelers and "traveling cultures" that appear in popular media, especially TV and film."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Huggan, Graham
Dewey number
808.8/0355
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.T7
LC item number
H84 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Travelers' writings
  • Travel in literature
  • Literature and globalization
  • Globalization in literature
  • Travel
  • Travel writing
  • Travel writing
  • Travel
  • Tourism
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • TRAVEL
  • Globalization in literature
  • Literature and globalization
  • Travel
  • Travel in literature
  • Travel
  • Travel writing
  • Travelers' writings
Label
Extreme pursuits : travel/writing in an age of globalization, Graham Huggan
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-208) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
642206223
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (216 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472026661
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt1d42807
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)642206223
Label
Extreme pursuits : travel/writing in an age of globalization, Graham Huggan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-208) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
642206223
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (216 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472026661
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d42807
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)642206223

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